How to avoid losing database data on every deployment

Posted July 5, 2021 107 views

I have been trying app platform for a week now, it’s great but the problem is for every deployment, the database rollback to its original state and so I loose the data and I have to make migrations every time. I was using sample Django app for testing and this issue happened so I thought maybe it’s because of this app. I deployed my own Django app and the issue happened again.

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

Submit an Answer
1 answer

Hi there,

In order to have persistent data, you would need to use a Managed Database or a Dev Database.

You can follow the steps on how to set all that up here:

Hope that this helps.

by Mason Egger
Django is a powerful web framework that allows you to deploy your Python applications or websites. Django includes many features such as authentication, a custom database ORM, and an extensible plugin architecture. Django simplifies the complexities of web development, allowing you to focus on writing code. In this tutorial, you'll configure a Django project and deploy it to DigitalOcean's App Platform.