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Fetch command is the core command for CloudQuery. It extracts the configuration of your cloud assets, transforms them and loads them into a single PostgreSQL database.


Spawn or connection to PostgreSQL database

CloudQuery needs a PostgreSQL database (>=10). You can either spawn a local one (usually good for development and local testing) or connect to an existing one.

For local, you can use the following docker command:

docker run -p 5432:5432 -e POSTGRES_PASSWORD=pass -d postgres

Generate cloudquery.yml

An initial cloudquery.yml can be generated via cloudquery init [provider] (provider can be aws, gcp - see all options at https://hub.cloudquery.io).

If you are using an existing database, you will have to update the connection section in cloudquery.yml:

        - name: aws
          version: latest
        type: postgres
        username: postgres
        password: pass
        host: localhost
        port: 5432
        database: postgres
        sslmode: disable


Once cloudquery.yml is generated, run the following command to fetch the resources. (You need to be authenticated — see relevant section under each provider):

cloudquery fetch
# cloudquery fetch --help # Show all possible fetch flags