Creates an instance. When creating from a backup, the capacity of the new instance needs to be equal to or larger than the capacity of the backup (and also equal to or larger than the minimum capacity of the tier).


You will need authorization for the scope to make a valid call.

If unset, the scope for this method defaults to You can set the scope for this method like this: file1 --scope <scope> projects locations-instances-create ...

Required Scalar Argument

  • <parent> (string)
    • Required. The instance's project and location, in the format projects/{project_id}/locations/{location}. In Filestore, locations map to Google Cloud zones, for example us-west1-b.

Required Request Value

The request value is a data-structure with various fields. Each field may be a simple scalar or another data-structure. In the latter case it is advised to set the field-cursor to the data-structure's field to specify values more concisely.

For example, a structure like this:

  create-time: string
  description: string
  etag: string
  kms-key-name: string
  labels: { string: string }
  name: string
  satisfies-pzi: boolean
  satisfies-pzs: boolean
  state: string
  status-message: string
  suspension-reasons: [string]
  tier: string

can be set completely with the following arguments which are assumed to be executed in the given order. Note how the cursor position is adjusted to the respective structures, allowing simple field names to be used most of the time.

  • -r . create-time=ipsum
    • Output only. The time when the instance was created.
  • description=est
    • The description of the instance (2048 characters or less).
  • etag=gubergren
    • Server-specified ETag for the instance resource to prevent simultaneous updates from overwriting each other.
  • kms-key-name=ea
    • KMS key name used for data encryption.
  • labels=key=dolor
    • Resource labels to represent user provided metadata.
    • the value will be associated with the given key
  • name=lorem
    • Output only. The resource name of the instance, in the format projects/{project}/locations/{location}/instances/{instance}.
  • satisfies-pzi=false
    • Output only. Reserved for future use.
  • satisfies-pzs=true
    • Output only. Reserved for future use.
  • state=duo
    • Output only. The instance state.
  • status-message=sed
    • Output only. Additional information about the instance state, if available.
  • suspension-reasons=no
    • Output only. Field indicates all the reasons the instance is in "SUSPENDED" state.
    • Each invocation of this argument appends the given value to the array.
  • tier=stet
    • The service tier of the instance.

About Cursors

The cursor position is key to comfortably set complex nested structures. The following rules apply:

  • The cursor position is always set relative to the current one, unless the field name starts with the . character. Fields can be nested such as in -r f.s.o .
  • The cursor position is set relative to the top-level structure if it starts with ., e.g. -r .s.s
  • You can also set nested fields without setting the cursor explicitly. For example, to set a value relative to the current cursor position, you would specify -r struct.sub_struct=bar.
  • You can move the cursor one level up by using ... Each additional . moves it up one additional level. E.g. ... would go three levels up.

Optional Output Flags

The method's return value a JSON encoded structure, which will be written to standard output by default.

  • -o out
    • out specifies the destination to which to write the server's result to. It will be a JSON-encoded structure. The destination may be - to indicate standard output, or a filepath that is to contain the received bytes. If unset, it defaults to standard output.

Optional Method Properties

You may set the following properties to further configure the call. Please note that -p is followed by one or more key-value-pairs, and is called like this -p k1=v1 k2=v2 even though the listing below repeats the -p for completeness.

  • -p instance-id=string
    • Required. The name of the instance to create. The name must be unique for the specified project and location.

Optional General Properties

The following properties can configure any call, and are not specific to this method.

  • -p $-xgafv=string

    • V1 error format.
  • -p access-token=string

    • OAuth access token.
  • -p alt=string

    • Data format for response.
  • -p callback=string

    • JSONP
  • -p fields=string

    • Selector specifying which fields to include in a partial response.
  • -p key=string

    • API key. Your API key identifies your project and provides you with API access, quota, and reports. Required unless you provide an OAuth 2.0 token.
  • -p oauth-token=string

    • OAuth 2.0 token for the current user.
  • -p pretty-print=boolean

    • Returns response with indentations and line breaks.
  • -p quota-user=string

    • Available to use for quota purposes for server-side applications. Can be any arbitrary string assigned to a user, but should not exceed 40 characters.
  • -p upload-type=string

    • Legacy upload protocol for media (e.g. "media", "multipart").
  • -p upload-protocol=string

    • Upload protocol for media (e.g. "raw", "multipart").