I'm afraid I don't understand your situation, but can't you use User-Provided
If you can build a PostgreSQL instance where you can access it with psql and
where a CF app instance can access, you can use it as a User-Provided
-- you can use it as an ordinary PostgreSQL instance
-- you should manage it on your own
-- you may have to ask to your CF administrator to open Application Security
If you aren't allowed to create User-Provided Service, please forget this
Siva Balan wrote
Thanks. We are not running Diego. So writing an app seem to be the most
On Fri, Dec 11, 2015 at 3:44 AM, Matthew Sykes <
Regarding Nic's ssh comment, if you're running Diego, I'd recommend using
the port forwarding feature instead of copying the data. It was actually
one of the scenarios that drove the implementation of that feature.
Once a the port forwarding is setup, you should be able to target the
local endpoint with your database tools and have everything forwarded
the tunnel to the database.
On Thu, Dec 10, 2015 at 12:35 AM, Nicholas Calugar <
1. If you run the PostgreSQL, you likely want to temporarily open the
firewall to load data or get on a jump box of some sort that can
database. It's not really a CF issue at this point, it's a general
seeding a database out-of-band from the application server.
2. If the above isn't an option and your CF is running Diego, you
could use SSH to get onto an app container after SCPing the data to
3. The only other option I can think of is writing a simple app that
you can push to CF to do the import.
Hope that helps,
On Wed, Dec 9, 2015 at 3:08 PM Siva Balan <
Your Option 1(Using psql CLI) is not possible since there is a firewall
that only allows connection from CF apps to postgres DB. Apps like psql
that are outside of CF have no access to the postgres DB.
I just wanted to get some thoughts from this community since I presume
many would have faced a similar circumstance of importing large sets of
data to their DB which is behind a firewall and accessible only through
On Wed, Dec 9, 2015 at 2:27 PM, Nicholas Calugar <
You'll have to tell us more about how your PostgreSQL and CF was
deployed, but you might be able to connect to it from your local
using the psql CLI and the credentials for one of your bound apps.
takes CF out of the equation other than the service binding providing
If this doesn't work, there are a number of things that could be in
way, i.e. firewall that only allows connection from CF or the
server is on a different subnet. You can then try using some machine
jump box that will allow access to the PostgreSQL.
On Wed, Dec 9, 2015 at 9:40 AM Siva Balan <
Below is my requirement:
I have a postgres instance deployed on our corporate CF deployment. I
have created a service instance of this postgres and bound my app to
Now I need to import a very large dataset(millions of records) into
As a CF user, I do not have access to any ports on CF other than 80
and 443. So I am not be able to use any of the native postgresql
import the data. I can view and run simple SQL commands on this
instance using the phppgadmin app that is also bound to my postgres
Now, what is the best way for me to import this large dataset to my
postgres service instance?
All thoughts and suggestions welcome.
I'm not a ...
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