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How to - Installation and onboarding

Spawn makes it easier to include the database in your dev environments and DevOps pipelines.

Spin up instant copies of your databases in Spawn for each project, branch and pipeline. Self service and automated copies means you never need to be blocked by sharing a database with other team members.

This is the first in a series of short guides for getting up and running quickly with Spawn.

Create a Spawn account#

Login to the Spawn web app to create your account.

  Login with GitHub

Installation#

Windows#

  1. Download spawnctl
  2. Add the folder containing spawnctl to the path

Mac and Linux#

  1. Run this
curl -sL https://run.spawn.cc/install | sh
  1. Add spawnctl to your path
export PATH=$PATH:$HOME/.spawnctl/bin

Authenticate spawnctl with your Spawn account#

Authenticate spawnctl to link your Spawn account

spawnctl auth

Using Spawn#

You are now ready to start using spawn, create data images and data containers to begin your journey.