Managing Production Data

To establish a secure remote connection to your production database, use the Nanobox CLI’s tunnel command. This will bind to a local port and forward requests to your live Elasticsearch database through a secure tunnel.

Open a Tunnel to Elasticsearch

Use the ID of the Elasticsearch component in your boxfile.yml to establish a tunnel (data.elasticsearch,, etc.).

nanobox tunnel data.elasticsearch

The tunnel command will output the port to which it is bound.

Note: Because the tunnel is bound to a port on your local machine, is the host to which you connect.

Use Your Client of Choice to Connect

Use the tunnel-bound port on your local machine and the tunnel credentials provided in your dashboard to connect with your Elasticsearch client or GUI of choice.