A data container is the read/write database engine that you connect to for working with your databases. All data containers are based off a data image, providing you access to any databases and data in the original image, but taking just seconds to create. All data containers that you create are isolated from any others, allowing you or your team members to make changes without worrying about impacting anything else.
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This is part of a series of short guides for getting up and running quickly with Spawn.
To create the data container, we simply run a spawnctl command referencing our data image using the
Once the data container has been created successfully, the command will return with both the container name (auto generated if not specified) and a connection string. You can use this connection string in an application that needs to connect to the database, or use the values such as
Password to connect to your data container using your usual client tools.
View all your data containers using the following command.
If you need the connection string again for a data container, add
To return your data containers, including connection details in a format more suitable for parsing programmatically, add