Skip to content

sql:sync

Copy DB data from a source site to a target site. Transfers data via rsync.

Examples

  • drush sql:sync @source @self. Copy the database from the site with the alias 'source' to the local site.
  • drush sql:sync @self @target. Copy the database from the local site to the site with the alias 'target'.
  • drush sql:sync #prod #dev. Copy the database from the site in /sites/prod to the site in /sites/dev (multisite installation).

Arguments

  • source. A site-alias or the name of a subdirectory within /sites whose database you want to copy from.
  • target. A site-alias or the name of a subdirectory within /sites whose database you want to replace.

Options

  • --no-dump. Do not dump the sql database; always use an existing dump file.
  • --no-sync. Do not rsync the database dump file from source to target.
  • --runner=RUNNER. Where to run the rsync command; defaults to the local site. Can also be source or target.
  • --create-db. Create a new database before importing the database dump on the target machine.
  • --db-su=DB-SU. Account to use when creating a new database (e.g. root).
  • --db-su-pw=DB-SU-PW. Password for the db-su account.
  • --target-dump=TARGET-DUMP. The path for storing the sql-dump on target machine.
  • --source-dump[=SOURCE-DUMP]. The path for retrieving the sql-dump on source machine.
  • --extra-dump[=EXTRA-DUMP]. Add custom arguments/options to the dumping of the database (e.g. mysqldump command).
  • --skip-tables-key=SKIP-TABLES-KEY. A key in the $skip_tables array. @see example.drush.yml
  • --structure-tables-key=STRUCTURE-TABLES-KEY. A key in the $structure_tables array. @see example.drush.yml
  • --tables-key=TABLES-KEY. A key in the $tables array.
  • --skip-tables-list=SKIP-TABLES-LIST. A comma-separated list of tables to exclude completely.
  • --structure-tables-list=STRUCTURE-TABLES-LIST. A comma-separated list of tables to include for structure, but not data.
  • --tables-list=TABLES-LIST. A comma-separated list of tables to transfer.

Topics

Aliases

  • sql-sync

Legend

  • An argument or option with square brackets is optional.
  • Any default value is listed at end of arg/option description.
  • An ellipsis indicates that an argument accepts multiple values separated by a space.