Heroku

Heroku is a platform as a service (PaaS) that enables developers to build, run, and operate applications entirely in the cloud.

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Import Postgres database from Heroku for local development

Assuming the heroku app is myapp and database name is myapp_db:

The easy way

heroku pg:pull database_url myapp_db --app myapp

But it's extremely slow even on a moderate-sized production database because it's pulling by row of records

The fast way

dropdb myapp_db
heroku pg:backups:capture -a myapp
heroku pg:backups:download -a myapp
createdb myapp_db
pg_restore --verbose --clean --no-acl --no-owner -h localhost -d myapp_db latest.dump