|pgsqlite - Load SQLite databases into PostgresSQL
|Written by Nikos Vaggalis
|Monday, 17 October 2022
pgsqlite is a pure python module and command line tool that makes it simple to import a SQLite database into Postgres, saving a ton of time and hassle in the process.
SQLite is amazing. In "In Praise Of SQLite" I describe why that is so. One of those reasons was extensibility:
in a sense extensibility is SQLite's biggest power; it adds unforeseen utility and value for its users, and we can witness many imaginative uses for it, provided by the community.
I then gave a list of such extensions.
But there's the other way too; not extending SQLite itself but extending third party products by means of SQLite. One such plugin is pgsqlite by Adam Fletcher of bit.io which allows for importing SQLite databases into Postgres seamlessly.
On paper such a migration might seem like a simple task, after all it's just structured data out and structured data in. It wasn't so in reality. Adam Fletcher found many obstacles in the way :
As such he had to make some tradeoffs like deciding what to do about NULLs on a per-type basis, recognizing that you may then need to modify the actual data in the database as you move it from SQLite to Postgres.
In the end, the tool was ready, simply invokable as :
Example : Import into the bit.io database adam/AMEND, with DEBUG-level logging.
That's it! Your data is owned by PostgresSQL now.
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|Last Updated ( Monday, 17 October 2022 )