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Django migration files overwritten after every deployment

To prevent migration conflicts between different developers, we decided to avoid deploying any migrations files; and rather run makemigrations after deployment.

But every time we deploy, the existing migration files are deleted and a new 001_initial.py file is created, leading to a programmingerror

Why is Digital Ocean deleting the existing migration files rather than running a new makemigration and appending the model changes to the existing files? We run python manage.py makemigrations && python manage.py migrate before the run commands.


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Bobby Iliev
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December 28, 2022

Hi there,

You should not make the changes directly on the App Platform as the storage there is Ephemeral meaning that after every deployment any changes that you made directly to the local storage will be lost.

You should make your changes to your GitHub project and those changes will be deployed to your App Platform.

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/app-platform/how-to/store-data/

Let me know if you have any questions.

Best,

Bobby