sqitch-revert - Revert changes to a database
sqitch revert [options] [<database>] sqitch revert [options] [<database>] <change> sqitch revert [options] [<database>] --to-change <change>
Revert changes to the database. Starting from the current deployment state, changes will be reverted in reverse the order of application. All changes will be reverted unless a change is specified, either via
--to or with no option flag, in which case changes will be reverted back to that change.
If the database has not been deployed to, or its state already matches the specified change, no changes will be made. If the change appears later in the plan than the currently-deployed state, an error will be returned, along with a suggestion to instead use sqitch-deploy.
<database> parameter specifies the database to which to connect, and may also be specified as the
--target option. It can be target name, a URI, an engine name, or plan file path.
If you're a git user thinking this is like
git revert, it's not.
sqitch revert is more like time travel. It takes your database back to the state it had just after applying the target change. It feels like magic, but it's actually all the time you spent writing revert scripts that finally pays off. Starting from the last change currently deployed,
sqitch revert runs each revert script in turn until the target change is reached and becomes the last change deployed.
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 reversion change. Defaults to reverting all changes. See sqitchchanges for the various ways in which changes can be specified.
Set a variable name and value for use by the database engine client, if it supports variables. The format must be
--set defuser='Homer Simpson'. Overrides any values loaded from "configuration Variables".
Log the changes as if they were reverted, but without actually running the revert scripts.
Disable the prompt that normally asks whether or not to execute the revert.
sqitch revert --registry registry
The name of the Sqitch registry schema or database in which sqitch stores its own data.
sqitch revert --client /usr/local/pgsql/bin/psql
Path to the command-line client for the database engine. Defaults to a client in the current path named appropriately for the database engine.
sqitch revert --db-name widgets sqitch revert -d bricolage
Name of the database. In general, targets and URIs are preferred, but this option can be used to override the database name in a target.
sqitch revert --db-username root sqitch revert --db-user postgres sqitch revert -u Mom
User name to use when connecting to the database. Does not apply to all engines. In general, targets and URIs are preferred, but this option can be used to override the user name in a target.
sqitch revert --db-host db.example.com sqitch revert -h appdb.example.net
Host name to use when connecting to the database. Does not apply to all engines. In general, targets and URIs are preferred, but this option can be used to override the host name in a target.
sqitch revert --db-port 7654 sqitch revert -p 5431
Port number to connect to. Does not apply to all engines. In general, targets and URIs are preferred, but this option can be used to override the port in a target.
sqitch revert --plan-file my.plan
Path to the deployment plan file. Overrides target, engine, and core configuration values. Defaults to $top_dir/sqitch.plan.
A section defining database client variables. The
deploy.variablesconfiguration is read from the
deploycommand configuration, on the assumption that the values will generally be the same on revert. If they're not, use
These variables are useful if your database engine supports variables in scripts, such as PostgreSQL's
vsqlvariables, MySQL's user variables, SQL*Plus's
DEFINEvariables, and Snowflake's SnowSQL variables.
May be overridden by
--setor target and engine configuration. Variables are merged in the following priority order:
A boolean value indicating whether or not to disable the prompt before executing the revert. May be overridden by
A boolean value indicating whether default reply to the prompt before executing the revert should be "yes" or "no". Defaults to true, meaning to accept the revert.
Part of the sqitch suite.