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#2276 in Database interfaces

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This is a small Rust application for managing database migrations for MySQL.

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It compiles into a single binary called rmmm.

Configuration, by default, is through the db/ directory of the directory in which rmmm is invoked. Migrations will live in db/migrations/v{version}.sql, rollbacks in db/migrations/v{version}_downgrade.sql, and structure will be dumped to db/structure.sql.

Basic usage:

  1. cargo install rmmm
  2. rmmm generate foo will pop up an editor for you to write a migration. Migrations may be any number of SQL statements on lines by themselves ending with the ; character. Comments are stripped.
  3. rmmm status will show all pending migrations
  4. rmmm upgrade latest will apply pending migrations. You can also upgrade (or downgrade) to a specific version.

Modifying actions will only print out what they would do by default and must be run with --execute to make changes.

Schema versions are just incrementing integers for simplicity.

Configuration is typically through environment variables:

Environment Variable Meaning
$DATABASE_URL URL (mysql://) to connect to MySQL
$DATABASE_DSN DSN (as per go-sql-driver) to connect to MySQL
$MIGRATION_PATH Path to store state (defaults to ./db)

Either $DATABASE_URL or $DATABASE_DSN must be passed. They can also be passed to the program as --database-dsn or --database-url.

This work is licensed under the ISC license, a copy of which can be found in LICENSE.txt.


RMMM supports the following feature flags:

Name Meaning Enabled by default
uuid Add support for native MySQL UUID types
native-tls Use native-tls to get SSL support via the local library (OpenSSL, etc)
rustls-tls Use rustls to get SSL support

You can enable exactly zero or one of native-tls or rustls-tls.


There are lots of migration management tools. A popular stand-alone choice is dogfish; there are also tools using richer libraries for various ecosystems such as barrel for diesel, or Python's alembic.

This tool is closest to dogfish, but avoids the various shell injection risks and uses the same DATABASE_URL configuration string as other common frameworks (Rust's mysql, Python's sqlalchemy, Ruby's activerecord, etc).


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