Could of minor feedback reports / feature requests from a new user.
On heroku I’m used to being able to
pg:reset which means I don’t need to worry about keeping migrations working up and down in early development. I couldn’t see an equivalent through the render web interface and I ended up deleting and recreating a database.
That required updating a DATABASE_URL env var which caused my web service to start throwing connection errors. I then didn’t see an obvious way to restart the process / bump the app to connect to the new db. Perhaps suspend and resume is the solution but I didn’t see an immediate shutdown on suspend and when I tried to trigger a deploy it seemed to get stuck.
This may be transient stuff / just my sequence of events but I was staring at it thinking “crikey, imagine this was happening in production” so thought I’d share in case useful use feedback.
Ideally I’d like:
- clearer feedback on what happens after setting an env var – does my service restart?
- control over bumping / stopping / starting / restarting services
- a button to reset the db easily whilst I’m still in early dev