How do you copy over a development database to production?

I know to copy your development database schema over to your test
database uses db:test:prepare.

What’s the equivalent command to copy the development database over to
the production database?

Personally, I just export/import the database via sql admin. Much
simpler to manage.

On Aug 21, 3:45 pm, Bob S. [email protected]

I use mongrel_rails cluster and apache, and subversion and
capistrano. One day soon I will look into doing all this with scripts
and / or subversion / capistrano, but for now, this is not too bad:

On my production box:

remove the production database (I keep backups on the development
side, which is where all my changes take place):

mysql > drop database projectname_production

create a new empty production database, so I can import new sql into
it in a moment:

mysql > create database projectname_production

Then, on development my development box:

dump out the entire development database into an sql file:

mysqldump -u mysql -p projectname_development >
projectname_production.sql

copy entire database to production machine

on production machine:
mongrel_rails cluster::stop
apachectl stop

mysql -u root -p projectname_production < projectname_production.sql

mongrel_rails cluster::start
apachectl start

That’s what I do –

Charlie

Hi Bob,

this may be a silly answer, but just putting it across,

change your database.yml file entries
like:

exchange your username, password, database, host etc, in production to
test
then run the corresponding rake task. (i don’t remember the task, may
be “rake clone:db_struture” or “rake test:db:prepare”

Note:
doing this will copy all your schema but it may not copy the
constraints you defined on those database objects.

Charlie and raghukumar,

Thank you for your fabulous ideas. I really appreciate it. I just got it
set up, and it works great. Thanks a bunch!

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