Multiple environments explained

Alessandro Fazzi edited this page Jul 15, 2015 · 2 revisions

Wordmove assumes one of the environments will always be your development env. So:

Never modify Movefile's first section name (local)

local:
  vhost: "http://site.dev"
  wordpress_path: "/Users/me/Sites/site-local"

  database:
    name: "wordpress"
    user: "root"
    password: "root"
    host: "127.0.0.1"

That is your local dev env and the local node is mandatory. Full stop.

Other nodes on the same level will declare remotes. Here we have 2 remotes declared: testand live

local:
  vhost: "http://site.dev"
  wordpress_path: "/Users/me/Sites/site-local"

  database:
    ...

test:
  vhost: "http://site.net"
  wordpress_path: "/dev/www/"

  database:
    ...

  exclude:
   ...

  ssh:
    ...

live:
  vhost: "http://site.net"
  wordpress_path: "/site/www/"

  database:
    ...

  exclude:
    ...

  ssh:
    ...

Note that they have same indentation level as local

When you pull/push you can specify a remote w/ -e flag if you have multiple remotes.

If you have just one remote it will be used by default, so you can omit -e flag.

When you pull, the destination will always be local; tell Wordmove the environment from where it should take the bits w/ -e. E.g.:

wordmove pull -t -e live

will sync from live to local

When you push, the destination will always be the requested remote; tell Wordmove the required destination environment w/ -e. E.g.:

wordmove push -t -e test

will sync from local to test.

Note about push/pull db

When you pull a DB Wordmove will dump a copy of your local DB before overwrite it. It will be in wp-content/local-backup-TIMESTAMP.sql

When you push the DB to a remote Wordmove will save a dump of the remote's DB the same way, naming it w/ the remote's name: wp-content/live-backup-TIMESTAMP.sql and wp-content/test-backup-TIMESTAMP.sql

Thanks to @charmcat who shared her troubleshoot with us and suggested to write down this page :+1:

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