Creating a Data Replication service instance
You can use Data Replication to copy changes to schemas from a source database to a target, and keep the target schema up-to-date with the source. To begin, create a Data Replication service instance.
1. Log in to IBM Cloud
2. Create a Data Replication service instance
Before setting up a Data Replication asset, you need a Data Replication service. If you already have a Data Replication service instance, skip to Step 4.
In the search bar at the top of the page, enter "Data Replication".
Select Data Replication.
The Lite plan is selected for you.
If you are prompted for a region, select Global
Enter a service name.
If you have recently deleted a Lite instance and then receive a 400 - Only one free environment is allowed per resource group error message when creating a new environment in a new Lite instance, you need to finish deleting the original Lite instance. See ibmcloud resource reclamations and follow the reclamation-delete instructions.
Your service is now set up.
3. Click on the service's Launch tool button
If you have signed in to Cloud Pak for Data before, clicking the Launch tool button will take you to the Cloud Pak for Data service landing page.
The data platform uses a project to contain your work. You create a project, configure the services it will use, add data assets to the project and interact with those assets. You can add collaborators to projects to share work.
If you have not signed in to Cloud Pak for Data before, clicking the Launch tool button will prompt you to select an account. Select your individual IBM id (rather than a company account). This activates Cloud Pak for Data on your account. Cloud Pak for Data has the building block microservices that the Data Replication service will use later.
If prompted to pick your region for services and data, select Dallas.
On the Services to provision page, select Cloud Object Store. Select the free tier. Many services, including Data Replication, will use a small amount of cloud object storage. Click Continue. The Cloud Pak for Data base service will deploy, and then will take you to the Cloud Pak for Data service landing page.
You finished creating a Data Replication service instance.
If you experience difficulties in this step, there are additional videos and details in Signing up for Cloud Pak for Data as a Service.
To create or configure a project for Data Replication assets, see Configuring a project for Data Replication.
Parent topic: Data Replication