Heroku plugin that automates backing up bundles to S3
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Heroku Backup Command

Plugin that provides the backup command for the heroku gem. This allows you to automate the process of backing up bundles to S3.


$ heroku plugins:install git@github.com:saturnflyer/heroku_backup.git


This plugin requires two environment variables:



You can also still use the old style - namely, using config/s3.yml (the S3 config file used with the paperclip gem).

You'll also need to make sure that you've enabled the Single or Unlimited Bundle addon for your app:

$ heroku addons:add bundles:single

If you have the Unlimited bundles addon enabled, the Backup plugin will not destroy any of your bundles on Heroku.


From your project's root directory:

$ heroku backup

That'll make the magic happen.

Note on Patches/Pull Requests

  • Fork the project.

  • Make your feature addition or bug fix.

  • Send me a pull request. Bonus points for topic branches.


  • Jim Gay (saturnflyer)

  • Nathaniel Jones (nthj)

  • Tom Brown (herestomwiththeweather)


Special thanks goes out to hone for explaining the heroku plugin API to me, and for letting me gank the layout of his README.


Copyright © 2010 Matt Buck. See LICENSE for details.

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.