Beagle is a simple, lightweight and friendly database migration tool.
You might be wondering why we decided to create Beagle. Aren't there already a bunch of other migration tools out there?
We set out to build Beagle to solve a few problems we felt weren't addressed by other tools:
- Plain SQL: Other tools layer an ORM on top of the migrations platform. This usually results in a limited set of supported migration features that work for all databases, which is a bummer when you want to use a feature specific to your database. Beagle uses plain SQL files for its migrations, so you can use any database features you'd like.
- Independent migrations: Some migration tools only keep track of the latest migration. Let's say Karen creates a migration, and then a little later Juan adds a migration. If Juan's migration gets pushed to production and run first, in some systems Karen's migration will never run. Beagle keeps track of individual migrations, allowing you to merge at will.
Beagle is a new project and is still under active development. There are currently a few caveats to using it. In the future, these will be addressed.
- The only database currently supported is Postgres.
- Installation is only available via
- Beagle doesn't include commands to create or drop a database. For now, we suggest you use the
- There's currently no way to run a specific migration. Migrations must be run in order.
yarn add @optimumenergyco/beagle
npm install --save @optimumenergyco/beagle
Beagle ships with a simple CLI.
beagle --help: List out all of the available Beagle commands.
beagle <command> --help: Get detailed instructions for a command.
beagle up: Run the next pending migration.
beagle down: Roll back the last completed migration.
beagle all: Run all of the pending migrations.
beagle status: List the pending and completed migrations.
beagle generate <name>: Create a new timestamped migration file using the provided name.
Beagle supports two ways to configure the database connection.
Any commands that require a database connection can be configured with the following flags:
--host: The database's host.
--port: The database's port.
--user: The username used to connect to the database.
--password: The password used to connect to the database.
--database: The name of the database.
Optionally, these parameters can be configured using environment variables.
Let's say you'd like to create a new table for your potatoes. Start by calling
generate to create
beagle generate create-potatoes
This creates two files:
You decide your
up file will create a
potatoes table and your
down file will drop it.
(name TEXT NOT NULL);
If you run
beagle status, you'll see your migration under "Pending Migrations":
Completed Migrations: N/A Pending Migrations: 20180819000000-create-potatoes-up.sql
To run your migration, call
beagle up. Afterwards,
beagle status will show your migration under
Completed Migrations: 20180819000000-create-potatoes-up.sql Pending Migrations: N/A
Deployments of Beagle must be done manually. If we were to include our NPM credentials in
CodeShip, anyone could submit a pull request calling
console.log(process.env) and have access.
To deploy Beagle:
yarn version <version>yarn publish --access=public
To push up the tags to GitHub:
git push --tags origin mastergit push origin master
Beagle is licensed under the MIT license.