Connect to a GCP database through proxy

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Learn how to connect to a Google Cloud Platform (GCP) database that's not internet-accessible using a provided proxy.
gcp database connection via proxy

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To connect to a GCP database not accessible through internet, you need to pass through a proxy provided by GCP. To do so you need to use this command by replacing ${INSTANCE_NAME} by your proxy instance name and ${OTHER_INSTANCE_NAME} by your database instance name.

					docker run -it --rm \
-u "$(id -u):$(id -g)" \
    -v "$HOME/.config/gcloud/application_default_credentials.json:/config/gcloud/application_default_credentials.json" \
    -p \ \
    /cloud_sql_proxy \
    -instances=${INSTANCE_NAME}:europe-west1:${OTHER_INSTANCE_NAME}=tcp: \

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