I’m trying to figure out how to use it without it getting wiped every time!
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I’ve came here to ask the same. Especially as volumes are not supported with the App Platform.
The DigitalOcean App Platform has ephemeral storage, meaning that after every deployment the data stored on the local storage will be wiped out.
You should use an external database like a managed Postgres Cluster for example to persist your data correctly after restarts.
You can take a look at the documentation here: