Sync your MySQL local database with a remote one.

v1.2.1 2022-04-19 08:25 UTC

This package is auto-updated.

Last update: 2022-05-19 08:41:16 UTC


Use this package to synchronize your local development MySQL database with a remote one (e.g., production). It'll connect through SSH to a remote server, make a dump, download it and import it into your local MySQL database.


Local environment

  • mysql binary (mysql --version)
  • GZip (gzip --version)

Remote environment

  • mysqldump binary (mysqldump --version)
  • GZip (gzip --version)


  • This package only supports MySQL
  • It only supports databases hosted on the remote server you provided (local machine > remote machine > dump > local machine)


composer require toyi/sync-database

Before Laravel 5.5

After updating composer, add the SyncDatabaseProvider to the providers array in config/app.php Toyi\SyncDatabase\SyncDatabaseProvider::class,


You should publish the config/sync-database.php config file using php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Toyi\SyncDatabase\SyncDatabaseProvider".

The ssh part will be used to connect to your remote server.
The database part will be used to dump the remote database.

Once everything is configured, use php artisan toyi:sync-database.

Available options :

  • --tables-no-data A comma separated list of tables. Only their structure will be dumped (no data)
  • --no-migrations Don't execute pending migrations at the end.

The remote database will only be dumped, nothing will ever be written.

The temporary files are deleted once the dump process is over.
However, should something fail, they might persist (and take unecessary disk space). If this is the case, you can delete them yourself (they will be located in the /tmp directory of both the local and remote machines).