oc-export man page

oc export — Export resources so they can be used elsewhere


oc export [Options]


Export resources so they can be used elsewhere

The export command makes it easy to take existing objects and convert them to configuration files for backups or for creating elsewhere in the cluster. Fields that cannot be specified on create will be set to empty, and any field which is assigned on creation (like a service's clusterIP, or a deployment config's latestVersion). The status part of objects is also cleared.

Some fields like clusterIP may be useful when exporting an application from one cluster to apply to another - assuming another service on the destination cluster does not already use that IP. The --exact flag will instruct export to not clear fields that might be useful. You may also use --raw to get the exact values for an object - useful for converting a file on disk between API versions.

Another use case for export is to create reusable templates for applications. Pass --as-template to generate the API structure for a template to which you can add parameters and object labels.


DEPRECATED: all is ignored, specifying a resource without a name selects all the instances of that resource
If present, list the requested object(s) across all namespaces. Namespace in current context is ignored even if specified with --namespace.
Output a Template object with specified name instead of a List or single object.
Preserve fields that may be cluster specific, such as service portalIPs or generated names
-f, --filename=[]
Filename, directory, or URL to file for the resource to export.
When using the default output, don't print headers.
-o, --output=""
Output format. One of: json|yaml|wide|name|go-template=...|go-template-file=...|jsonpath=...|jsonpath-file=... See golang template [ ⟨http://golang.org/pkg/text/template/#pk…⟩] and jsonpath template [ ⟨http://releases.k8s.io/release-1.3/docs…⟩].
Output the formatted object with the given group version (for ex: 'extensions/v1beta1').
If true, do not alter the resources in any way after they are loaded.
-l, --selector=""
Selector (label query) to filter on
-a, --show-all=true
When printing, show all resources (false means hide terminated pods.)
When printing, show all labels as the last column (default hide labels column)
If non-empty, sort list types using this field specification. The field specification is expressed as a JSONPath expression (e.g. '{.metadata.name}'). The field in the API resource specified by this JSONPath expression must be an integer or a string.
Template string or path to template file to use when -o=go-template, -o=go-template-file. The template format is golang templates [ ⟨http://golang.org/pkg/text/template/#pk…⟩].

Options Inherited from Parent Commands

DEPRECATED: The API version to use when talking to the server

Username to impersonate for the operation.

Path to a cert. file for the certificate authority.

Path to a client certificate file for TLS.

Path to a client key file for TLS.

The name of the kubeconfig cluster to use

Path to the config file to use for CLI requests.

The name of the kubeconfig context to use

The Google Cloud Platform Service Account JSON Key to use for authentication.

If true, the server's certificate will not be checked for validity. This will make your HTTPS connections insecure.

Maximum number of seconds between log flushes

Require server version to match client version

-n, --namespace=""
If present, the namespace scope for this CLI request.

The address and port of the Kubernetes API server

Bearer token for authentication to the API server.

The name of the kubeconfig user to use


# export the services and deployment configurations labeled name=test
oc export svc,dc -l name=test

# export all services to a template
oc export service --as-template=test

# export to JSON
oc export service -o json

See Also



June 2016, Ported from the Kubernetes man-doc generator

Referenced By


Openshift CLI User Manuals Openshift June 2016