interconnectit/search-replace-db

A PHP search replace tool for quickly modifying a string throughout a database. Useful for changing the base URL when migrating a WordPress site from development to production.

4.1.2 2020-05-12 08:39 UTC

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Last update: 2020-05-29 17:30:47 UTC


README

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Search Replace DB - v4.1.2

This script was made to aid the process of migrating PHP and MySQL based websites. Works with most common CMSes.

If you find a problem let us know in the issues area and if you can improve the code then please fork the repository and send us a pull request :)

What's New

  • Support for continuous integration through Travis CI
  • Ability to do multiple search-replaces
  • Ability to exclude tables
  • Remove specific loaders for WP
  • No longer automatically populate DB fields, this was causing security issues for users leaving the script on their site
  • Script now checks whether the correct version of PHP is used
  • Script checks if necessary modules are installed
  • Script checks if the connection is secure and gives a warning otherwise
  • Bug fixes
  • UI Tweaks
  • Password is not mandatory in CLI
  • Ability to connect using SSL, command line only feature

Warnings & Limitations

We can't test every possible case, though we do our best. Backups and verifications are important.

You use this script at your own risk and we have no responsibility for any problems it may cause.

There are many edge cases and WordPress plugins that likes to mess your database, we don't have a silver bullet.

The license for this software is GPL v3, please bear this in mind if contributing or branching.

Do backups, also do backups and finally do backups!

Usage

  1. Do backups.
  2. Migrate all your website files.
  3. Upload the script folder to your web root or higher.
  4. Browse to the script folder URL in your web browser.
  5. Fill in the fields as needed.
  6. Choose the Do a safe test run button to do a dry run without searching/replacing.

Installation

To install the script, please place the files inside your sites public folder and head to yourWebsiteUrl/search-replace-db

CLI script

To invoke the script, navigate in your shell to the directory to where you installed Search Replace DB.

Type php srdb.cli.php to run the program. Type php srdb.cli.php --help for usage information:

  -h, --host
    Required. The hostname of the database server.

  -n, --name
    Required. Database name.

  -u, --user
    Required. Database user.

  -p, --pass
    Database user's password.

  -P, --port
    Optional. Port on database server to connect to. The default is
    3306. (MySQL default port).

  -s, --search
    String to search for or `preg_replace()` style regular
    expression.

  -r, --replace
    None empty string to replace search with or `preg_replace()`
    style replacement.

  -t, --tables
    If set only runs the script on the specified table, comma
    separate for multiple values.

  -w, --exclude-tables
    If set excluded the specified tables, comma separate for multuple
    values.

  -i, --include-cols
    If set only runs the script on the specified columns, comma
    separate for multiple values.

  -x, --exclude-cols
    If set excludes the specified columns, comma separate for
    multiple values.

  -g, --regex [no value]
    Treats value for -s or --search as a regular expression and -r or
    --replace as a regular expression replacement.

  -l, --pagesize
    How rows to fetch at a time from a table.

  -z, --dry-run [no value]
    Prevents any updates happening so you can preview the number of
    changes to be made

  -e, --alter-engine
    Changes the database table to the specified database engine eg.
    InnoDB or MyISAM. If specified search/replace arguments are
    ignored. They will not be run simultaneously.

  -a, --alter-collation
    Changes the database table to the specified collation eg.
    utf8_unicode_ci. If specified search/replace arguments are
    ignored. They will not be run simultaneously.

  -v, --verbose [true|false]
    Defaults to true, can be set to false to run script silently.

  --debug [true|false]
    Defaults to false, prints more verbose errors.

  --ssl-key
    Define the path to the SSL KEY file.

  --ssl-cert
    Define the path to the SSL certificate file.

  --ssl-ca
    Define the path to the certificate authority file.

  --ssl-ca-dir
    Define the path to a directory that contains trusted SSL CA
    certificates in PEM format.

  --ssl-cipher
    Define the cipher to use for SSL.

  --ssl-check [true|false]
    Check the SSL certificate, default to True.

  --allow-old-php [true|false]
    Suppress the check for PHP version, use it at your own risk!

  --help
    Displays this help message ;)

Example cli commmands:

php srdb.cli.php -h dbhost -n dbname -u root -p "" -s "http://www.yourdomain.com" -r "http://newdomain.com"

php srdb.cli.php -h dbhost -n dbname -u root -p "password" -s "http://www.yourdomain.com" -r "http://newdomain.com"

php srdb.cli.php -h dbhost -n dbname -u root -p "password" -s "search" -r "replace"

Troubleshooting

Nothing works after the search/replace operation!

It's time to use your backups!

I get a popup saying there was an AJAX error

This happens occasionally and could be for a couple of reasons:

  • When the script starts, it attempts to start your WordPress or Drupal installation to auto-detect your username and password settings. If this fails, you will see a message informing you that auto-detection failed. You will have to enter your details manually.

  • Script was unable to set the timeout so PHP closed the connection before the table could be processed, this can happen on some server configurations.

Contributing

You can view the source code and submit a pull request using GitHub, the project's page is located at:

https://github.com/interconnectit/Search-Replace-DB/

We appreciate a small unittest among the code, please explain what you are is trying to solve.

License

This file is part of Search-Replace-DB.

Search-Replace-DB is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or any later version.

Search-Replace-DB is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with Search-Replace-DB. If not, see https://www.gnu.org/licenses/.