Switch from sqlite3 to postgres
Step 1: modify Gemfile
Step 2: modify database.yml
Change the database adapter and database name in database.yml:
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Note: You don’t need db/xx in the database part cause postgres is not like sqlite3 provided a file under db folder.
Step 3: create database
You need to create database in postgres based on the name you specified in database.yml, all development, test and production. I used PostgresApp and then:
You can follow the documentation and add the bin to your path.
Step 4: Rails DB migrate
Run the following in terminal:
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IMPORTANT NOTE If you are running your rails server in different mode locally, like production mode, you need to use the following line to performe your db migration.
1. If you are planning deploy to heroku, heroku will create the database for you according your database.yml
2. If you are planning deploy to heroku via Snap, you need to go change the configuration for the build to use postgresql manually. Snap will pick up your db choice when you added it to it, but now monitoring it all the time for now.