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pg_autoctl show uri — pg_autoctl show uri

pg_autoctl show uri — Show the postgres uri to use to connect to pg_auto_failover nodes


This command outputs the monitor or the coordinator Postgres URI to use from an application to connect to Postgres:

usage: pg_autoctl show uri  [ --pgdata --monitor --formation --json ]

  --pgdata      path to data directory
  --monitor     monitor uri
  --formation   show the coordinator uri of given formation
  --json        output data in the JSON format



Location of the Postgres node being managed locally. Defaults to the environment variable PGDATA. Use --monitor to connect to a monitor from anywhere, rather than the monitor URI used by a local Postgres node managed with pg_autoctl.


Postgres URI used to connect to the monitor. Must use the autoctl_node username and target the pg_auto_failover database name. It is possible to show the Postgres URI from the monitor node using the command pg_autoctl show uri.

Defaults to the value of the environment variable PG_AUTOCTL_MONITOR.


When --formation is used, lists the Postgres URIs of all known formations on the monitor.


Output a JSON formatted data instead of a table formatted list.



Postgres directory location. Can be used instead of the --pgdata option.


Postgres URI to connect to the monitor node, can be used instead of the --monitor option.


The pg_autoctl command stores its configuration files in the standard place XDG_CONFIG_HOME. See the XDG Base Directory Specification.


The pg_autoctl command stores its internal states files in the standard place XDG_DATA_HOME, which defaults to ~/.local/share. See the XDG Base Directory Specification.


$ pg_autoctl show uri
        Type |    Name | Connection String
     monitor | monitor | postgres://autoctl_node@localhost:5500/pg_auto_failover
   formation | default | postgres://localhost:5502,localhost:5503,localhost:5501/demo?target_session_attrs=read-write&sslmode=prefer

$ pg_autoctl show uri --formation monitor

$ pg_autoctl show uri --formation default

$ pg_autoctl show uri --json
     "uri": "postgres://autoctl_node@localhost:5500/pg_auto_failover",
     "name": "monitor",
     "type": "monitor"
     "uri": "postgres://localhost:5503,localhost:5502,localhost:5501/demo?target_session_attrs=read-write&sslmode=prefer",
     "name": "default",
     "type": "formation"

Multi-Hosts Postgres Connection Strings

PostgreSQL since version 10 includes support for multiple hosts in its connection driver libpq, with the special target_session_attrs connection property.

This multi-hosts connection string facility allows applications to keep using the same stable connection string over server-side failovers. That's why pg_autoctl show uri uses that format.




Jan 25, 2024 2.1 pg_auto_failover