Turso Quickstart

In this quickstart you will learn how to:

  • Install the Turso CLI
  • Signup to Turso
  • Create your first Turso Database
  • Connect to Database Shell
  • Replicate Database to another region
1

Install the Turso CLI

We’ll be using the Turso CLI throughout this quickstart to manage databases, create replicas in other regions, and connect to the database shell.

brew install tursodatabase/tap/turso
2

Signup to Turso

The next command will open your browser to sign up:

turso auth signup
3

Create a Database

Now create your first database in a location closest to you with the name my-db:

turso db create my-db

The Turso CLI automatically detected your closest region to create a database. It used this location to create a default “group” for your database, which you can inspect using the following command:

turso db show my-db
4

Connect to Database Shell

Congratulations, you created a database! Now connect to it with the shell command:

turso db shell my-db

Replace my-db with the name of your database if you named it differently.

When you’re ready to move onto the next step, you’ll want to to quit the shell:

.quit
5

Replicate Database to another region

Adding a database replica is an easy as adding another location to the “group” your database belongs to.

First, you can fetch a list of supported locations using the Turso CLI:

turso db locations

Pick a location for your database to replicate it to and pass the three-digit code to the groups locations add command:

turso group locations add default nrt

Congratulations! Your data is now replicated and closer to users in two regions.