An application for coordinating between local development and third-party hosts.

dev-master 2014-11-07 02:00 UTC

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Last update: 2024-04-13 14:02:30 UTC


Switchboard is a application for coordinating between local environments and third-party hosts. Switchboard gets information about remote sites, sets up local sites, and can be used to synchronize content between the local and remote.

Switchboard uses Drush for validation and input. All commands can respond with Drush format (default), or with JSON output using option --json.

Switchboard currently supports operations on both Acquia and Pantheon sites. Switchboard is not intended as a replacement for either Acquia Drush commands or Pantheon's Terminus; those tools are designed for performing remote site operations.

Switchboard is being actively developed to support Kalabox, an integrated workflow solution for Drupal developers.

Development of Switchboard is being generously sponsored by Kalamuna.

Travis CI status: 68747470733a2f2f7472617669732d63692e6f72672f666c757873617563652f737769746368626f6172642e7376673f6272616e63683d6d6173746572


  • Drush 5.1 or higher
  • PHP 5.3.3 or higher
  • Composer - a PHP dependency manager.
    • Requests (installed using Composer)
    • Propel (installed using Composer)


Switchboard should be only be installed and updated using git and Composer.

The easiest way to install Composer for *nix (including Mac):

curl -sS https://getcomposer.org/installer | php
mv composer.phar /usr/local/bin/composer

More detailed installation instructions for multiple platforms can be found in the Composer Documentation.

Once Composer is installed...

# Download Switchboard.
git clone https://github.com/fluxsauce/switchboard.git $HOME/.drush/switchboard
# Download dependencies.
cd $HOME/.drush/switchboard
composer update --no-dev
# Set up database.
vendor/propel/propel1/generator/bin/propel-gen insert-sql
# Clear Drush's cache.
drush cc drush


cd $HOME/.drush/switchboard
git pull
composer update --no-dev
vendor/propel/propel1/generator/bin/propel-gen insert-sql
drush cc drush


Switchboard uses Drush's internal documentation system. To get a list of all available Switchboard commands:

drush --filter=switchboard

For a JSON list of available commands:

drush help --format=json --filter=switchboard


# Login to Pantheon, a Provider.
drush sw-auth-login pantheon user@example.com password
# List available sites from a Provider.
drush sw-site-list pantheon
# Get information about a remote site.
drush sw-site-info pantheon nameofsite
# List remote site environments.
drush sw-site-env-list pantheon nameofsite
# Download the latest backup from the dev environment to current directory.
drush sw-site-env-backup-dl pantheon nameofsite dev db .
# Create a local project; site_id is shown in sw-site-info.
drush sw-project-create nameofproject \
  --site_id=1 \
  --code_path=/srv/site/code \
  --files_path=/srv/site/files \
  --database_host= \
  --database_port=3306 \
  --database_username=dbuser \
  --database_password=dbpass \
  --database_name=dbname \
  --hostname=site.tld \
# List available projects.
drush sw-project-list
# Get information about a project.
drush sw-project-info nameofproject
# Update a field in a project.
drush sw-project-update nameofproject --ssh_port=22
# See the new information.
drush sw-project-info nameofproject
# Check out project locally.
drush sw-project-vcs-clone nameofproject
# Import database to project.
drush sw-project-db-import nameofproject ./path/to/db.tar.gz
# Get files from remote dev site via rsync.
drush sw-project-files-rsync nameofproject dev down


API documentation is generated with ApiGen and can be viewed at http://fluxsauce.github.io/switchboard/

To generate the documentation, use the following:

export SWITCHBOARD_ROOT=~/Projects/switchboard
export SWITCHBOARD_DOCS=~/Projects/switchboard-docs
export APIGEN_ROOT=/Applications/MAMP/bin/php/php5.3.14/lib/php/data/ApiGen
apigen --title "Switchboard" \
  --source $SWITCHBOARD_ROOT \
  --destination $SWITCHBOARD_DOCS \
  --exclude *vendor* \
  --php no \
  --template-config $APIGEN_ROOT/templates/bootstrap/config.neon