Forewarning: Heroku RDS is not designed to work on Windows.
Gem-based install (recommended)
Gem-based plugins are new to the Heroku ecosystem, and require first installing the Herogems plugin:
heroku plugins:install http://github.com/hone/herogems.git
Now, simply install the gem and enable the plugin:
gem install heroku-rds heroku herogems:enable heroku-rds
You can update to new releases of heroku-rds by running
gem update heroku-rds.
heroku plugins:install http://github.com/wegowise/heroku-rds.git gem install fog
To update, you must re-install the plugin using
- Commands involving data transfer support a progress bar using
pvto see the awesome. Most package managers have a pv package:
brew install pv # OS X apt-get install pv # linux/fink port install pv # BSD/macports
rds:accesswill use hirb if available to format the results.
gem install hirbto see it.
Access the command list at any time by typing
heroku help rds:
Usage: heroku rds Opens a MySQL console connected to the current database. Ingress access is required to run this command (use rds:ingress to grant access). Additional commands, type "heroku help COMMAND" for more details: rds:access # displays current ingress access settings rds:dump [FILE] # Download a database dump, bzipped and saved locally rds:import FILE # uploads a local database dump into the remote databse rds:ingress [IP] [SECURITY GROUP] # Authorize ingress access to a particular IP rds:pull [RAILS_ENV or DATABASE_URL] # downloads the remote database into a local database rds:push [RAILS_ENV or DATABASE_URL] # uploads the local database into the remote database rds:revoke [IP] [SECURITY GROUP] # Revokes previously-granted ingress access from a particular IP
- rds:snapshot - capture a snapshot
- rds:restore - restore from a snapshot
- rds:reboot - reboot instance
- rds:describe - show all RDS instances you have access to
- rds:scale - change instance size
These commands are not ingress related so the target of the command cannot be inferred from DATABASE_URL. This functionality is also readily available from the RDS dashboard, so implementing them is not considered critical.