Drud-S3 Hosting Provider Integration

ddev provides an integration with the Drud-S3 Website Management Platform (DDEV-Live), which allows for ddev-live users to quickly download and provision a project via their Amazon AWS S3 backups bucket in a local ddev-managed environment.

ddev's Drud-S3 integration pulls an existing backup from an existing AWS S3 backups bucket into your local system so you can develop locally. Of course that means you must already have a DDEV-Live site with a backup in order to use it.

Quick Start

If you have ddev installed, and have an active DDEV-Live account, you can follow this quick start guide to spin up a local project.

  1. Choose a Drud-S3 site and environment you want to use with ddev.

  2. Get a copy of the project codebase from DDEV-Live via the git credentials provided.

  3. Configure the local checkout for ddev.

    a. Navigate in your terminal to your checkout of the project codebase.

    b. Run ddev config drud-s3. When asked for the project name you must use the exact name of the Drud-S3 project.

    c. Configuration prompts will allow you to provide the AWS S3 credentials, bucket name, and environment.

  4. Run ddev pull. The ddev environment will spin up, download the latest backup, and import the database and files into the ddev environment. You should now be able to access the project locally.


Running ddev pull will connect to Drud-S3 to find the latest versions of the database and files backups from the specified environment. If new versions are available, they are downloaded and stored in ~/.ddev/drud-s3. If the stored copies there are the latest copies, ddev will use these cached copies instead of downloading them again. To skip downloading and importing either file or database assets, use the --skip-files and --skip-db flags. Use the --env flag to specify the Drud-S3 environment being pulled from.

Note for WordPress Users: In order for your local project to load file assets from your local environment rather than the Drud-S3 environment it was pulled from, the URL of the project must be changed in the database by performing a search and replace. ddev provides an example wp search-replace as a post-pull hook in the config.yaml for your project. It is recommended to populate and uncomment this example so that replacement is done any time a backup is pulled from Drud-S3.