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 true, list the requested object(s) across all namespaces. Namespace in current context is ignored even if specified with --namespace.


If true, ignore any errors in templates when a field or map key is missing in the template. Only applies to golang and jsonpath output formats.


Output a Template object with specified name instead of a List or single object.


If true, preserve fields that may be cluster specific, such as service clusterIPs or generated names

-f, --filename=[]

Filename, directory, or URL to file for the resource to export.


When using the default or custom-column output format, don't print headers (default print headers).

-o, --output=""

Output format. One of: json|yaml|wide|name|custom-columns=...|custom-columns-file=...|go-template=...|go-template-file=...|jsonpath=...|jsonpath-file=... See custom columns [ ⟨http://kubernetes.io/docs/user-guide/kubectl-overview/#custom-columns⟩], golang template [ ⟨http://golang.org/pkg/text/template/#pkg-overview⟩] and jsonpath template [ ⟨http://kubernetes.io/docs/user-guide/jsonpath⟩].


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/#pkg-overview⟩].

Options Inherited from Parent Commands


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


Username to impersonate for the operation


Path to the file container Azure container registry configuration information.


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 length of time to wait before giving up on a single server request. Non-zero values should contain a corresponding time unit (e.g. 1s, 2m, 3h). A value of zero means don't timeout requests.


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 June 2016