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Django can't get access to sqlite3 database

I am currently running a server instance of the one-click install option for Django Ubuntu 14.04.

This server is running a Django app using NGINX, sqlite3, and gunicorn.

I set up letsencrypt properly and it is used to serve my website with ssl.

I deleted all of the files in /home/django/dango_project/ and replaced them with my own.

When I load my website, everything works fine, except for my admin site.

I am able to log in to the admin site when I run the django_project locally, but it isn’t working when the project is in production at my website.

You can verify that my db.sqlite3 file exists and contains posts by going to kensch.com/blog.

With debug disabled, my website gives a Server Error (500) after I log in to my admin site.

With debug enabled, my website gives OperationalError at /admin/ attempt to write a readonly database after logging into the admin site.

I have been trying to get into my admin site for nearly 5 hours now, no google searches are helping.

I appreciate any help in advance!

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open puTTy once you link the ip address and login cd into file location ie cd /home/django/django_project/ then enter

chown django:django db.sqlite3

Through research I found out that someone answered–and it worked for me–the solution perfectly (sorry, I did so much research that I do not remember who or where was it):

cd project-folder sudo chown www-data .

Mind the space between www-data and the period.

Best,

Laurentino

I had the same problem which gave me a lot of headache but this small line of code ‘chmod a+w db.sqlite3’ performed the magic and it worked perfectly. Thank you santopolsky