Adds a rake task to your Rails app to conveniently backup its database.
Only works with PostgreSQL at the moment.
script/plugin install git://github.com/pie4dan/db_backup.git
A backup will be created in
~/database_backups. A backup is stored in a plain text .sql file by default.
# create a backup (file extension '.sql') rake db:backup
If you want to compress your backup - using PostgreSQL's custom dump format - do the following:
# create a compressed backup (file extension '.backup') rake db:backup compress=true
If you have capified your application, you can also use the capistrano recipe to backup your remote databases.
cap db:backup [compress=true]
Note: the backups are stored on the remote server.
Currently, only .sql files are supported for restoring.
Restore from your backup file like this:
rake db:restore file=~/database_backups/mydb_production_20110429170000.sql
- Create a backup of the existing database,
- drop the existing database,
- re-create an empty database and
- restore the database structure and data from the file you specified.
There's a capistrano recipe for this task, too.
# the file paramater has to be a valid filepath on the server cap db:backup file=~/mydb_production_20110429170000.sql
- Support for more databases
- Ability to overwrite the path where the backup is saved to
- Ability to add additional custom description to file name
Inspiration taken from thoughbot's limerick_rake.
Copyright (c) 2011 Daniel Pietzsch, released under the MIT license