Elastic Beanstalk CLI, how do I create the environment with an RDS instance?

According to the aws docs here, it appears when I do an eb init on a project file, I should be prompted to create an RDS instance. when I run this, instead I only see:

~$ eb init

Select an application to use
1) eb-demo-php-simple-app
2) aws-eb-deploy
3) sb-test1
4) [ Create new Application ]
(default is 1): 4

Enter Application Name
(default is "eb-demo-php-simple-app2"):
Application eb-demo-php-simple-app2 has been created.

It appears you are using Docker. Is this correct?
(y/n): y
Do you want to set up SSH for your instances?
(y/n): y

Select a keypair.
1) ####
2) ####
3) ####
4) ####
5) ####
6) [ Create new KeyPair ]
(default is 6): 5

~$

I’m using the PHP demo app from here that they provide to test out the scripts. Following the docs, I load up the EB instance, but it fails since it never sets up the RDS backend it requires.

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  • One Solution collect form web for “Elastic Beanstalk CLI, how do I create the environment with an RDS instance?”

    You are looking at the docs for the older 2.x CLI but using the newer 3.x CLI (note the info text at the top of the doc you referenced) which acts a lot differently, see here.

    You can create an environment with a database by using

    eb create --database
    

    After running eb init.

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