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5 Creating a Server Cluster : 5.2 Cloning a Server Cluster

With a few simple steps, you can use the Clone icon to create a developer sandbox that contains a duplicate of the original master node. To clone a cluster, navigate to the Clusters tab and highlight the name of the cluster you wish to clone; then, click the Clone icon from the left margin.
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If you are a Template Only user or select the Clone From Template option on the deployment method selection dialog, a dialog opens that allows you to use a pre-defined template for the cluster configuration; for detailed information about using a template to clone a cluster, see Section 5.2.1.
If you select Manually Clone A Backup, the dialog shown in Figure 5.11 opens.
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Figure 5.11 - Creating a clone of a database.
When the Create clone... dialog opens, provide values in the requested fields:
Check the box next to Encryption if you would like the clone to be created in an encrypted cluster.
Check the box next to Perform OS and Software update? if you would like the server to perform a software update each time the clone is provisioned. Please note: this option is disabled if the database engine is statically provisioned.
If your cluster resides on an OpenStack host, use the Virtual Network drop-down list box to specify a network name.
If your cluster resides on an Amazon host, use the VPC drop-down list box to specify a network name.
If your cluster resides on an OpenStack host, use the Floating IP Pool drop-down to specify the name of the IP pool that the cluster will use.
Use the Availability Zone drop-down listbox to specify the availability zone in which the new cluster will be created.
Use the Subnet drop-down listbox to select a subnet that will be used by the new cluster.
Use the Server Class drop-down listbox to specify the initial size of the new cluster.
If your cluster resides on an AWS host, check the box next to EBS Optimized to specify that your cluster should use an Amazon EBS-optimized instance and provisioned IOPS to guarantee a level of I/O performance;
The IOPS field is enabled for those clusters that will reside on an EBS-optimized instance. If applicable, use the field to specify the level of I/O performance that will be maintained for the cluster by automatic scaling.
Check the box next to Continuous Archiving (Point-in-Time Recovery) to enable point-in-time recovery on the clone.
When you've completed the dialog, click the Clone button to create the sandbox.
When you clone a database, only the master node is recreated in the new cluster; for information about manually adding replica servers to the new cluster, see Section 9, Manual Scaling.

5 Creating a Server Cluster : 5.2 Cloning a Server Cluster

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