Bad news. The server hosting The Ruby Toolbox went bust on the evening of June 7th. While I do have backups, the original source code is in a very outdated state so I currently don't feel it makes sense to try and get it running again.

For the time being, here is a very stripped down version of the Ruby Toolbox's contents.

Update June 13th: I'd like to invite you to join the discussion on the future of the Toolbox on github. You can also get in touch directly on Twitter.



 Score 2.97


Backup is a RubyGem, written for UNIX-like operating systems, that allows you to easily perform backup operations on both your remote and local environments. It provides you with an elegant DSL in Ruby for modeling your backups. Backup has built-in support for various databases, storage protocols/services, syncers, compressors, encryptors and notifiers which you can mix and match. It was built with modularity, extensibility and simplicity in mind.

 Rubygem backup
 Score 0.45


Astrails-Safe is a simple tool to backup databases (MySQL and PostgreSQL), Subversion repositories (with svndump) and just files. Backups can be stored locally or remotely and can be enctypted. Remote storage is supported on Amazon S3, Rackspace Cloud Files, or just plain FTP/SFTP.

 Rubygem astrails-safe
 Github astrails/safe
 Score 0.23

Backup fu

 Score 0.15


db2fog provides rake tasks for backing up and restoring your DB to cloud storage providers

 Rubygem db2fog
 Github yob/db2fog
 Score 0.09


db2s3 provides rake tasks for backing up and restoring your DB to S3

 Rubygem db2s3
 Score 0.06


Dumper is a backup management system that offers a whole new way to take daily backups of your databases.

 Rubygem dumper
 Github kenn/dumper
 Score 0.03


helps manage db dumps and imports via rake tasks

 Score 0.02


A tool to backup your servers

 Rubygem backupit
 Github jinzhu/backupit
 Score 0.02


Capistrano and Rake tasks for cloning production and/or staging databases and assets to development.

 Rubygem porter
 Score 0.01


Simple mechanism to configure and execute backups of folders and MySQL DBs and store them in local folder or S3 bucket

 Score 0.01


Backup your dotfiles to dropbox and restore them easily.

 Rubygem dotbox
 Github yesmeck/dotbox