Taps – simple database import/export app

A simple database agnostic import/export app to transfer data to/from a remote database.

Usage: Server

Here's how you start a taps server

$ taps server postgres://localdbuser:[email protected]/dbname httpuser httppassword

You can also specify an encoding in the database url

$ taps server mysql://localdbuser:[email protected]/dbname?encoding=latin1 httpuser httppassword

Usage: Client

When you want to pull down a database from a taps server

$ taps pull postgres://dbuser:[email protected]/dbname http://httpuser:[email protected]:5000

or when you want to push a local database to a taps server

$ taps push postgres://dbuser:[email protected]/dbname http://httpuser:[email protected]:5000

or when you want to transfer a list of tables

$ taps push postgres://dbuser:[email protected]/dbname http://httpuser:[email protected]:5000 --tables logs,tags

or when you want to transfer tables that start with a word

$ taps push postgres://dbuser:[email protected]/dbname http://httpuser:[email protected]:5000 --filter '^log_'

Known Issues

  • Foreign key constraints get lost in the schema transfer

  • Tables without primary keys will be incredibly slow to transfer. This is due to it being inefficient having large offset values in queries.

  • Multiple schemas are currently not supported

Meta

Maintained by Ricardo Chimal, Jr. (ricardo at heroku dot com)

Written by Ricardo Chimal, Jr. (ricardo at heroku dot com) and Adam Wiggins (adam at heroku dot com)

Early research and inspiration by Blake Mizerany

Released under the MIT License: www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php

github.com/ricardochimal/taps

Special Thanks to Sequel for making this tool possible sequel.rubyforge.org/