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Using Github for web development that uses a database.

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HI,

 

I am doing research into how GitHub will work with our websites. Our websites use a database to store most of its content like text and links to images etc. My question is, how will Github work with this? Is there a way to also have version control of the databases? Or is there a 3rd party plugin/program which I need to use beside Github?

 

I hope my question is clear enough.

 

Kind regards,

Robbert

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Re: Using Github for web development that uses a database.

Hello @Robbert-Cognito,

 

Welcome to the GitHub community forums. :-)

 

GitHub is version control for files mostly — in terms of version control for databases, you could store database schema changes but the actual contents of the database is probably best backed up separately on a dedicated file service since it'll be a hefty filesize that GitHub won't necessarily cope well with.

 

That said, you can store and version large files on GitHub using Git Large File Storage - https://git-lfs.github.com/

 

To learn more about how GitHub works, I recommend reading the guides available at https://guides.github.com/

 

​If there's anything else I can help you with, let me know; so happy to help further!

 

Kindest regards,
Matthew

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Re: Using Github for web development that uses a database.

Awesome! I love your github support... Keep up the good work.