Importing Data to Orchestrate on AppFog v2

Updated by Ben Heisel on Nov 4, 2015


This document is for users of AppFog v1 for migration to the next generation of AppFog that is located in CenturyLink Cloud Control Portal.

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This article will provide an overview of our CenturyLink Orchestrate Database Service and how it can be consumed by applications deployed to AppFog.

You can find available service offerings via the Cloud Foundry CLI using cf marketplace. For detailed information on a specific service use cf marketplace -s <service>.

Create an Orchestrate Service Instance

To create a new CenturyLink Orchestrate service instance, we can use the Cloud Foundry CLI. In order to do this you must be logged into an AppFog region. The following command will create a new CenturyLink Orchestrate service instance named newdb:

$ cf create-service orchestrate free newdb

The cf create-service command will provision a new Orchestrate instance that can later be bound to an application deployed to AppFog.

Bind Orchestrate to the Application

To bind the Orchestrate service instance to an application deployed to AppFog you can use the cf bind-service command:

$ cf bind-service myapp newdb

This will add the CenturyLink Orchestrate service instance access credentials into the myapp application's runtime environment. To view these Orchestrate service instance credentials use the cf env command and they will be located in the VCAP_SERVICES environment variable which is a convention for Cloud Foundry enabled services:

$ cf env myapp
  "ctl_mysql": [
  "orchestrate": [
    "credentials": {
    "label": "orchestrate",
    "name": "example-db",
    "plan": "free",
    "tags": []

Follow Orchestrate's documentation on Importing Data.

To learn about using Orchestrate please visit

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