The add dbgroup command creates a database group and optionally adds one or more databases to it.


bucardo add dbgroup horses A B C

Creates a new database group named horses and puts the databases A, B, and C inside of it. The default roles are used, so database A in this group will be a source database, and B and C will be targets.


bucardo add dbgroup ` [optional list of databases]`

The list of databases is optional, and can include the type of role as well. By default, the first database given is set to a source role, and the others are set to a target role. The role can be specified by adding a colon and then the role name afterwards. Thus, this command is the same as the example above:

bucardo add dbgroup horses A:source B:target C:target

You can also add new databases to a group with the add dbgroup command. Databases can only be added this way: they are never removed from the group. For example, to add a new database to the same group with a role of fullcopy, use:

bucardo add dbgroup horses D:fullcopy


New database groups are created with an insert to the bucardo.dbgroup table. Databases that are added to this group cause an insert to the bucardo.dbmap table.

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