How To Back Up A Heroku Production Database To Staging

Configure staging and production Git remotes to point to Heroku applications:

heroku git:remote -r staging -a your-staging-app
heroku git:remote -r production -a your-production-app

Install Parity. On MacOS, install via Homebrew:

brew tap thoughtbot/formulae
brew install parity

On other operating systems:

gem install parity

Create a database backup at any time:

production backup

Restore a production database backup into staging environment:

staging restore production

Restore a production database backup into local development environment:

development restore production