Gem to backup your database on Heroku.com to S3.
Add the heroku_s3_backup gem to your .gems file for Heroku
Add your S3 config to Heroku
heroku config:add s3_access_key_id=YOUR_ID s3_secret_access_key=YOUR_KEY
Run the HerokuS3Backup.backup method from your console or a cronjob
task :cron => :environment do HerokuS3Backup.backup end
The blog post at almosteffortless.com/2010/04/14/automated-heroku-backups/ has some more detailed instructions.
Note on Patches/Pull Requests
Fork the project.
Make your feature addition or bug fix.
Add tests for it. This is important so I don't break it in a future version unintentionally.
Commit, do not mess with rakefile, version, or history. (if you want to have your own version, that is fine but bump version in a commit by itself I can ignore when I pull)
Send me a pull request. Bonus points for topic branches.
Code stolen from Trevor Turk (almosteffortless.com/2010/04/14/automated-heroku-backups/) and packaged by Eric Davis.
Copyright © 2010 Eric Davis. See LICENSE for details.