I don't know how it happened but one day I lost the data in all my local databases. I was thankfully between projects but it was still devastating. Thankfully a few months ago I made the move to DDEV on wsl2 for my local development environment. I'm still learning all the fantastic configuration settings but in a classic RTFM moment I found their hooks. Hooks let you run tasks before or after the main command executes. This let's you automate setup tasks specific to your project.
I add the following to every DDEV project config.yaml file:
# take a db snapshot when stopping the site to ensure no accidental data loss # to restore a snapshot use 'ddev snapshot restore' and follow the prompts hooks: pre-stop: - exec-host: "ddev snapshot --cleanup -y" - exec-host: "ddev snapshot"
And every time I run ddev stop this hook will delete all existing snapshots and create a new one. I'm never losing my local data again!
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