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= Awesome Backups
This Rails plugin provides Rake and Capistrano tasks for making database backups.
== Rake
You can create new backups, specifying which tables to skip. This will create a
+backups+ directory in your app root, and will create a directory with the
current timestamp that has a copy of the current schema and fixtures with data
for each of your current tables.
$ rake db:backup:create SKIP_TABLES=sessions,audits
You can restore your database to either the latest version, or a specific version.
$ rake db:backup:restore VERSION=20080908120356
== Capistrano
With Capistrano, you can create and download backups from your server using
$ cap backup:create
$ cap backup:download
Or, if you want to create a new backup of the server and mirror it to the local
$ cap backup:mirror
You can automagically create backups any time `cap deploy:migrations` is run.
Just add a callback in config/deploy.rb:
before 'deploy:migrate', 'backup:create'
== ToDo
* Database-specific backup strategies: it would be nice to have the option of
using different stragegies for different databases. For example, use
`mysqldump` for MySQL databases, or simply copy the database file for SQLite.