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Sqlite3 online backup API implementation.

Project Description

Single function that allows to save any sqlite3 database one to another. You can use this for example for loading and dumping memory database (:memory:) into file (alternative to iter dump functionality).

See the Sqlite3 C API docs for more info.

The same functionality is being provided by the apsw backup API, which provides even more information about the copy process.

Build and installation

Now you can build or install sqlitebck using distutils:

$ python build
$ python install

You can also intsall it, using the pip command:

$ pip install sqlitebck


Nothing big, just test basic functionality (make sure you have build the sqlitebck module):

$ python

Usage example

Basic usage example - memory database saved into file:

>>> import sqlite3
>>> conn = sqlite3.connect(':memory:')
>>> curr = conn.cursor()

Create table and put there some data:

>>> curr.execute('CREATE TABLE foo (bar INTEGER)')
<sqlite3.Cursor object at 0xb73b2800>
>>> curr.execute('INSERT INTO foo VALUES (123)')
<sqlite3.Cursor object at 0xb73b2800>
>>> curr.close()
>>> conn.commit()
>>> import sqlitebck

Save in memory database (conn) into file:

>>> conn2 = sqlite3.connect('/tmp/in_memory_sqlite_db_save.db')
>>> sqlitebck.copy(conn, conn2)
>>> conn.close()
>>> curr2 = conn2.cursor()

Check if data is in file database:

>>> curr2.execute('SELECT * FROM foo');
<sqlite3.Cursor object at 0xb73b2860>
>>> curr2.fetchall()

If you want to load file database into memory, just call:

>>> sqlitebck.copy(conn2, conn)
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