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Welcome to Spawn

Spawn makes it easy to create disposable copies of databases for development and test. The database copies are hosted in the cloud by us so you don't need database servers installed locally.

You can create, save and destroy your databases as often as you like, even spinning up multiple copies for different branches and CI pipelines. It uses a command line interface, making it simple to script and automate in DevOps pipelines.

Getting started#

We recommend you begin with our tutorial to learn how to:

  • install the Spawn client and sign up for free
  • create copies of a sample database
  • save revisions of the database and easily undo mistakes
  • upload your own database and make copies of it


Alternatively jump straight into the commands section to learn about spawnctl, the command line client.

Database engine support#

Spawn currently supports the following database engines:

  • PostgreSQL
  • MySQL
  • MariaDB
  • MongoDB
  • Redis