WutWut WutWut - 2 months ago 28
Python Question

Migrating database from local development to Heroku-Django 1.8

After establishing a database using

heroku addons:create heroku-postgresql:hobby-dev
, I tried to migrate my local database to heroku database. So I first ran

heroku python manage.py migrate
. After that I created a dump file of my local database using
pg_dump -Fc --no-acl --no-owner -h localhost -U myuser mydb > mydb.dump
. I uploaded my
mydb.dump
file to dropbox and then used the following command to load the dump to my heroku database

heroku pg:backups restore'https://www.dropbox.com/s/xkc8jhav70hgqfd/mydb.dump?' HEROKU_POSTGRESQL_COLOR_URL


But, that throws the following error -

r004 ---restore---> HEROKU_POSTGRESQL_PURPLE
[0KRunning... 0.00B..
[0KAn error occurred and your backup did not finish.
Please run `heroku pg:backups info r004` for details.


And on running
heroku pg:backups info r004
I get -

Database: BACKUP
Started: 2015-06-25 18:19:37 +0000
Finished: 2015-06-25 18:19:38 +0000
Status: Failed
Type: Manual
Backup Size: 0.00B
=== Backup Logs
2015-06-25 18:19:38 +0000: waiting for restore to complete
2015-06-25 18:19:38 +0000: pg_restore: [archiver] did not find magic string in file header
2015-06-25 18:19:38 +0000: restore done
2015-06-25 18:19:38 +0000: waiting for download to complete
2015-06-25 18:19:38 +0000: download done


There is not much information on this error online and I can't figure out what the problem is.

Answer

If the database is small and you feel lucky this might do it

pg_dump --no-acl --no-owner -h localhost -U myuser myd | heroku pg:psql