Fork a new ElephantSQL instance from any PostgreSQL server!

Written by
Elin Vinka

We’re happy to let you know that you’re now able to fork a new ElephantSQL instance from any PostgreSQL server!

This makes you able to easily move from any running PostgreSQL instance to ElephantSQL without having to fiddle with backups. Just grab your connection URL and we will fork the current state into a fully managed instance.

We will set up a replication connection via pg_basebackup and promote the new instance once all State has been restored. So one thing to note is that the credentials in the connection URL must be from either a superuser or a role with replication privileges. Happy forking!

If you have questions or feedback. Don’t hesitate to contact us at contact@elephantsql.com.

All the best,
ElephantSQL Team