A gem that provides a rake task for backing up your database and uploaded files to an archive and restoring them from an archive.
You can archive schema, schema+data, files, or schema+data+files. Each archive action has a restore counterpart. The data from the database is backed up to a .yml file for each table that is database independent.
So you can use Rails Backup Migrate to get data out of one kind of database and easily load it into another kind.
Installing the gem:
$ gem install rails-backup-migrate
Add the following line to your rails application’s Rakefile
To backup everything in a rails instance:
$ rake site:backup
Everything is saved in an archive file, named by default ‘site-backup.tgz’. Copy/move this to another rails instance
$ rake site:restore
The backup file can be specified with a command line argument in rake’s (wierd) format:
$ rake site:backup[/path/to/file.tgz]
Tested initially on ‘redmine’ using rails 2.3.11 and some simpler tests with rails 3. Has been tested with MySQL and Sqlite3 databases. Further testing with postgres to be done.
Also tested with a dummy rails 3.0 app using sqlite3 driver in ruby 1.8.7, 1.9.2 and jruby 1.6.2.
This requires a system with access to the `tar` command in your path. (Easy for Mac & *nixes, may require a posix environment such as cygwin under Windows.)
- under ruby 1.9.2, the YAML export (in the `rake site:backup` task fails extended characters in ASCII to UTF8 conversion) (Github Issue #4) Changes made in 0.0.9 that look like this is fixed – any help regressing is welcome!
Matt Connolly – main author of gem
Tobias Lütke – wrote a `backup.rake` file that inspired the database backup portion.
GPL – See LICENSE