aptible db:clone

Warning

Consider using aptible backup:restore instead.

Indeed, db:clone connects to your existing database to copy data out and imports it into your new database.

This means db:clone creates load on your existing database, and can be slow or disruptive if you have a lot of data to copy. It might even fail if the new database is underprovisioned, since this is a resource-intensive process.

This also means db:clone only works for a subset of Supported Databases (those that allow for convenient import / export of data).

In contrast, backup:restore instead uses a snapshot of your existing database’s disk, which means it doesn’t affect your existing database at all and supports all Aptible Deploy-supported Databases.

Synopsis

Usage:
  aptible db:clone SOURCE DEST

Options:
  [--environment=ENVIRONMENT]

Clone a database to create a new one