What is it?
A Vagrant configuration that starts up a PostgreSQL database in a virtual machine for local application development.
First install [Vagrant] and Virtual Box.
Then, run the following to create a new PostgreSQL app dev virtual machine:
# Clone it locally: $ git clone https://github.com/jackdb/pg-app-dev-vm myapp # Enter the cloned directory: $ cd myapp # Delete the old .git and README: $ rm -rf README.md .git # Optionally edit the database username/password: $ $EDITOR Vagrant-setup/bootstrap.sh
# Start up the virtual machine: $ vagrant up # Stop the virtual machine: $ vagrant halt
What does it do?
It creates a virtual server running Ubuntu 14.04 with the latest version of PostgreSQL (as of writing 9.4) installed. It also edits the PostgreSQL configuration files to allow network access and creates a database user/database for your application to use.
Once it has started up it will print out how to access the database on the virtual machine. It will look something like this:
$ vagrant up Bringing machine 'default' up with 'virtualbox' provider... [... truncated ...] Your PostgreSQL database has been setup and can be accessed on your local machine on the forwarded port (default: 15432) Host: localhost Port: 15432 Database: myapp Username: myapp Password: dbpass Admin access to postgres user via VM: vagrant ssh sudo su - postgres psql access to app database user via VM: vagrant ssh sudo su - postgres PGUSER=myapp PGPASSWORD=dbpass psql -h localhost myapp Env variable for application development: DATABASE_URL=postgresql://myapp:dbpass@localhost:15432/myapp Local command to access the database via psql: PGUSER=myapp PGPASSWORD=dbpass psql -h localhost -p 15432 myapp
Why use the shell provisioner?
Mainly because it's simple and anybody with a basic knowledge of shell scripting can tweak the
bootstrap.sh to their liking.
This is released under the MIT license. See the file LICENSE.