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Terraform Integration Overview

Terraform is an infrastructure as code tool that lets you define both cloud and on-premises resources in human-readable configuration files that you can version, reuse, and share.

TiDB Cloud Terraform Provider is a plugin that allows you to use Terraform to manage TiDB Cloud resources, such as clusters, backups, and restores.

If you are looking for a simple way to automate resource provisioning and your infrastructure workflow, you can try out TiDB Cloud Terraform Provider, which provides you with the following capacities:

  • Get your project information.
  • Get cluster specification information, such as supported cloud providers, regions, and node sizes.
  • Manage your TiDB cluster, including creating, scaling, pausing, and resuming a cluster.
  • Create and delete a backup for your cluster.
  • Create a restore task for your cluster.

Requirements

Supported resources and data sources

Resources and Data sources are the two most important elements in the Terraform language.

TiDB Cloud supports the following resources and data sources:

  • Resources

    • tidbcloud_cluster
    • tidbcloud_backup (updates are not supported)
    • tidbcloud_restore (updates and deletion are not supported)
  • Data sources

    • tidbcloud_projects
    • tidbcloud_cluster_specs
    • tidbcloud_clusters
    • tidbcloud_restores
    • tidbcloud_backups

To get all the available configurations for the resources and data sources, see this configuration documentation.

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