How can I upload a DB to Heroku
I have a shared heroku app, now I wan’t to create a test app also in heroku with the same code, so I’ve created a new app, ok, the thing is that for the app to work it needs a database, so I’m trying to upload my local DB but don’t know how to.
Can anyone tell me what do I have to type in my command line so I can get my local DB uploaded?
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Ps: The app uses Django
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You should restore database from a url, see heroku import doc:
heroku pgbackups:restore DATABASE 'http://f.cl.l...3z18/mydb.dump'
pgbackups addon has been deprecated. The process is now built in to the CLI tools. More details here. The new method looks like this:
heroku pg:backups restore 'http://f.cl.l...3z18/mydb.dump' DATABASE
@danihp’s answer is a good one – it is exactly what the documentation recommends.
BUT it requires posting the file in some awkward place like S3.
However, as the OP asks – how can we do this without having to push the database dump to someplace awkward like S3?
The most convenient answer I’ve been able to find (mentioned in @danihp’s comment) is to use dropbox.
In detail (not described in danihp’s comment):
- put the dump file into your “Public” dropbox folder
- right click and choose “Copy Public Link”
Paste the url you just copied into the command:
heroku pgbackups:restore DATABASE_URL "<paste link here>"
If you don’t want to put the dump file in your “Public” folder, then you need to do one more step.
You need to
- put is in some other dropbox folder
- right click, and chose “share Dropbox Link”
- paste the link into a browser, which will show you the dump file page
- right click the “download” button and copy the URL.
- paste that URL into the command.