Git Post-Commit Hook to Dump MySQL Database with Commit SHA ID Appended to Filename

Lately, most of my web development projects have been ExpressionEngine sites. I have adopted a bootstrapped multi environment Git + Beanstalk (with deployments) workflow to manage all changes.

Rather than put the database under direct source control, I have opted to dump the database to a file using a Git post-commit hook while appending a timestamp and the git commit SHA id to the filename for reference.

Here is my .git/hooks/post-commit to do that:

# ./.git/hooks/post-commit
# dump local database and store

# Time and commit id
current_time=$(date +%F-%H_%M_%S)
git_commit_id=$(git rev-parse --short HEAD)

# CHANGE THIS: Database details

# Go go database dump
printf "==> Dumping DB ..."
/Applications/MAMP/Library/bin/mysqldump --add-drop-table --user=$db_user --password=$db_pwd $db_name | cat > ~/Sites/local_krisholm_com/db/$dump_filename
printf " Done. [$dump_filename]\n\n"

Replace mysql login details and database-name with your settings.


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