Question

Successful makemigrations in Django project does not work

Hi, When we have new code drop from development, we copy the files manually to the hosting server running in Digital Ocean droplet.

Then we run these two commands

  1. makemigrations
  2. migrate

in the python virtual environment.

Both the commands completed find but, we are not able to use the new migration in our web site. We did not touch the database (postgres) side hoping that models.py would take care of migrations on the database side.

Please advise what would be missing from my side?

P.S. Out Django project was setup as per this document.

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-django-with-postgres-nginx-and-gunicorn-on-ubuntu-18-04?comment=75146

Thanks, ~Ram

Show comments

Submit an answer

This textbox defaults to using Markdown to format your answer.

You can type !ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

Sign In or Sign Up to Answer

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.

Want to learn more? Join the DigitalOcean Community!

Join our DigitalOcean community of over a million developers for free! Get help and share knowledge in Q&A, subscribe to topics of interest, and get courses and tools that will help you grow as a developer and scale your project or business.

Just exit virtual environment:

$ deactivate

Then restart gunicorn:

sudo systemctl daemon-reload
sudo systemctl restart gunicorn

After you should be able to see the change in ip/admin.

hi @bengaltiger,

I would reach out to the author who wrote the guide @jellingwood.