How to restart your Ruby on Rails database

01 June 2020
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rails

If you’re still early in the development phase of your app, you might want to restart your database so that you can have a “fresh” start.

If you run the following command:

rake db:reset

Your database will be dropped and it will be recreated using whatever is currently stored in your db/schema.rb file.

Before you run the reset command, you can also modify that schema file to add/remove any tables or columns as you see fit. You can also safely delete any migration files you have inside of db/migrations.