how to recover data in app platforme "sqllite"

i have django app in app platforme and sqlite as db the server restarted i dont know why and after that the data is gone and db is on initial state there is method i can recover data ? thank you

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Bobby Iliev
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December 3, 2023

Hi there,

With the DigitalOcean App Platform, similar to a standard Kubernetes cluster, the local storage is ephemeral.

This means that any data stored locally on the platform’s local storage, including data in an SQLite database, can be lost whenever the container is restarted or the app is redeployed. This is likely what happened in your case, leading to the loss of your data and the database reverting to its initial state.

For more information you a take a look at the documentation here:

Unfortunately, once the data is lost in such scenarios, recovery is typically not possible. The ephemeral nature of the storage does not maintain a persistent state across restarts or redeployments.

To avoid such issues in the future, it’s advisable not to use local storage solutions like SQLite for applications deployed on these platforms. Instead, consider using a managed database service. Managed databases are designed for cloud environments and offer several advantages:

  1. Persistence: They are not subject to the ephemeral nature of the App Platform, ensuring that your data remains intact across restarts and redeployments.

  2. Scalability: Managed databases can be scaled easily to handle increased load, which is beneficial for growing applications.

  3. Backup and Recovery: They include automatic backup and recovery solutions, which can be crucial for data integrity and disaster recovery.

  4. Performance and Reliability: Managed databases are optimized for performance and reliability, offering better uptime and speed compared to local database solutions in a cloud environment.

By migrating to a managed database service, you can ensure that your application’s data remains secure and persistent, avoiding the issues you’ve encountered with SQLite on the App Platform.

Hope that this helps!



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