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dbt command makes it easy to connect to your database, create snapshots
and restore from these at a later time.
To connect to the database:
To create a snapshot:
To restore from the most recent snapshot, based on timestamp on file:
To restore from a specific snapshot:
dbt --restore db/snapshots/my_database.dump
By default the snapshots are stored in
db/snapshots but they can be saved
anywhere if the path is specified.
To find out what configuration is being used:
To find out what configuration is being used in a particular environment:
dbt --env test --info
NOTE: You will need to be able to connect to the default Postgres database
for your user if you want to be able to drop and restore databases from
snapshots. If you can run the
psql command successfully without any
options, and that role has the ability to create and drop databases, it should
Full support for PostgreSQL, partial support for MySQL.
Often saving and restoring PostgreSQL database snapshots takes a little work
to get things to line up correctly.
dbt should handle most of that for you.
The ownership is automatically changed to whatever
username is defined in
the database configuration.
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