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06 Aug, 2012 10:31 AM
Would you be able to make available a database backup file from
Thursday 2nd August?
I realise that these are not normally available, but a customer
lost some key data on Friday and I need to recover as much data as
Rather than restore the database, would it be possible to make
the backup file available to download? Or restore to a temporary
This has highlighted a big weakness with AppHarbor for me, the
only way of exporting data from an AppHarbor database is by using
console application. This obviously requires me to have my own SQL
Server database up and running, for manual backups that is not an
issue, but for automated backups it would be. Ideally I would like
to be able to export a backup file to S3, or download it to a local
this support discussion back in February last year it looked as
though this was coming, any update? Without a way of getting access
to the database backups and restoring from a backup I can't really
see how I can use an AppHarbor database in a production app.
2 Posted by friism on 07 Aug, 2012 08:48 PM
Hi Chris, the databases are not backed up individually (the
storage volumes are snapshotted daily), so I'm afraid we can't
provide you with a backup.
I'm sorry we haven't gotten around to implementing standard
database backups - people seem to get buy either using the script
database wizard or the bulk-copy tool, but it's something we should
3 Posted by chrisr on 07 Aug, 2012 10:02 PM
OK, I'm going to have to look at moving my databases off your
shared SQL Server (Nano) add-on until you get backups in place.
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