By default, each Lando Backdrop recipe will also ship with helpful dev utilities.
This means you can use things like
php via Lando and avoid mucking up your actual computer trying to manage
php versions and tooling.
lando composer Runs composer commands lando db-export [file] Exports database from a service into a file lando db-import <file> Imports a dump file into database service lando drush Runs drush commands lando mysql Drops into a MySQL shell on a database service lando php Runs php commands
# Download a dependency with drush lando drush dl webform # Check the app's installed php extensions lando php -m
You can also run
lando from inside your app directory for a complete list of commands. This is always advisable as your list of commands may not be 100% the same as above.
By default, our Backdrop recipe will globally install the latest version of Drush 8 as well as the latest version of Backdrop Drush. This means that you should be able to use
lando drush out of the box.
Configuring your root directory
If you are using a webroot besides
., you will need to
cd into that directory and run
lando drush from there. This is because many site-specific
drush commands will only run correctly if you run
drush from a directory that also contains a Backdrop site.
If you are annoyed by having to
cd into that directory every time you run a
drush command, you can get around it by overriding the
drush tooling command in your Landofile so that Drush always runs from your
Note that hard coding the
root like this may have unforeseen and bad consequences for some
drush commands such as
tooling: drush: service: appserver cmd: drush --root=/app/PATH/TO/WEBROOT
recipe: backdrop config: xdebug: true|false
However, for more information we recommend you consult the php service documentation.
Importing Your Database
Once you've started up your Backdrop site, you will need to pull in your database and files before you can really start to dev all the dev. Pulling your files is as easy as downloading an archive and extracting it to the correct location. Importing a database can be done using our helpful
lando db-import command.
# Grab your database dump curl -fsSL -o database.sql.gz "https://url.to.my.db/database.sql.gz" # Import the database # NOTE: db-import can handle uncompressed, gzipped or zipped files # Due to restrictions in how Docker handles file sharing your database # dump MUST exist somewhere inside of your app directory. lando db-import database.sql.gz
You can learn more about the
db-import command over here.