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Setting Destination Cluster References

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    To create an XDCR reference to a destination cluster, use the POST /pools/default/remoteClusters HTTP method and URI.

    Description

    To use XDCR, source and destination clusters must be established. A source cluster is the cluster where the original data is stored. A destination cluster is the cluster where the replica data is stored. Data is copied from the source cluster to the destination cluster.

    HTTP method and URI

    POST /pools/default/remoteClusters

    Syntax

    Curl request syntax:

    curl -v -u [admin]:[password]
      http://[localhost]:[port]/pools/default/remoteClusters
      -d uuid=[destination-cluster-uuid]
      -d name=[destination-cluster-name]
      -d hostname=[remote-host]:[port]
      -d username=[admin]
      -d password=[password]

    Example

    Credentials are provided for the source cluster and information, including credentials and UUID for the destination cluster.

    Curl request example:

    curl -v -u Administrator:password1 \
      http://10.4.2.4:8091/pools/default/remoteClusters \
      -d 'uuid=9eee38236f3bf28406920213d93981a3' \
      -d 'name=remote1' \
      -d 'hostname=10.4.2.6:8091' \
      -d 'username=admin' \
      -d 'password=password2'

    Raw HTTP request example:

    POST /pools/default/remoteClusters HTTP/1.1
    Authorization: Basic QWRtaW5pc3RyYXRvcjpwYXNzd29yZA==
    User-Agent: curl/7.21.4 (universal-apple-darwin11.0) libcurl/7.21.4 \
         OpenSSL/0.9.8r zlib/1.2.5
    Host: 10.4.2.4:8091
    Accept: */*
    Content-Length: 114
    Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded

    Response

    If successful, Couchbase Server responds with a JSON response similar to the following:

    {"name":"remote1","uri":"/pools/default/remoteClusters/remote1",
    "validateURI":"/pools/default/remoteClusters/remote1?just_validate=1",
    "hostname":"10.4.2.6:8091",
    "username":"Administrator",
    "uuid":"9eee38236f3bf28406920213d93981a3",
    "deleted":false}

    The following describes the response elements:

    • (String) name: Name of the destination cluster referenced for XDCR.

    • (String) validateURI: URI to validate details of cluster reference.

    • (String) hostname: Hostname/IP (and :port) of the remote cluster.

    • (String) username: Username for the destination cluster administrator.

    • (String) uuid: UUID of the remote cluster reference.

    • (Boolean) deleted: Indicates whether the reference to the destination cluster has been deleted or not.