sqitch-deploy - Deploy changes to a database


  sqitch [options] deploy [<database>]
  sqitch [options] deploy [<database>] <change>
  sqitch [options] deploy [<database>] --to-change <change>


Deploy changes to the database. Changes will begin from the current deployment state. They will run to the latest change, unless a change is specified, either via --to or with no option flag, in which case changes will be deployed up-to and including that change.

If the database it up-to-date or already deployed to the specified change, no changes will be made. If the change appears earlier in the plan than the currently-deployed state, an error will be returned, along with a suggestion to instead use sqitch-revert.

The <database> parameter specifies the database to which to connect, and may also be specified as the --target option. It can be either a URI or the name of a target in the configuration.



The target database to which to connect. This option can be either a URI or the name of a target in the configuration.


Specify the deployment change. Defaults to the last point in the plan. See sqitchchanges for the various ways in which changes can be specified.


Specify the reversion mode to use in case of failure. Possible values are:


In the event of failure, revert all deployed changes, back to the point at which deployment started. This is the default.


In the event of failure, revert all deployed changes to the last successfully-applied tag. If no tags were applied during this deployment, all changes will be reverted to the point at which deployment began.


In the event of failure, no changes will be reverted. This is on the assumption that a change is atomic, and thus may may be deployed again.


Verify each change by running its verify script, if there is one. If a verify test fails, the deploy will be considered to have failed and the appropriate reversion will be carried out, depending on the value of --mode.


Don't verify each change. This is the default.


Set a variable name and value for use by the database engine client, if it supports variables. The format must be name=value, e.g., --set defuser='Homer Simpson'. Overrides any values loaded from the deploy.variables configuration.


Log the changes as if they were deployed, but without actually running the deploy scripts. Useful for an existing database that is being converted to Sqitch, and you need to log changes as deployed because they have been deployed by other means in the past.

Configuration Variables


Deploy mode. The supported values are the same as for the --mode option.


Boolean indicating whether or not to verify each change.


A section defining database client variables. Useful if your database engine supports variables in scripts, such as PostgreSQL's psql variables and SQL*Plus's DEFINE variables.


Part of the sqitch suite.