An install-and-forget KISSy wrapper around your database dumper.
Without parameters the task dumps the current database to standard output.
TABLE_NAME environment variable to dump a single table:
rake db:dump TABLE_NAME=locations
There is also a symmetrical task,
rake db:restore, which restores the database from standard input.
Rails 3: add
gem rails_db_dump to your Gemfile.
Rails 2.3: add the gem to your environment, then add
include 'rails_db_dump/tasks' to your Rakefile
None (except Rails, obviously). Supports MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite.
The thought behind this plugin was to do one thing and do it good, and that is reuse the existings database settings to provide database dumping functionality.
If you want a complet-er backup solution, pipe it up to
gzip then add timestamps:
rake db:dump RAILS_ENV=production | gzip > db/backup/`date +%Y-%m-%d_%H-%M`.sql.gz
Only keep the last 5 dumps:
cd dumps && ls -t | awk 'NR>5' | xargs rm
Push'em home with
scp -r dumps my_secure_backup_server.com:/my/backup/location
rsnapshot to rotate backups.
© 2010 Leonid Shevtsov, released under the MIT license