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Django specific database backup system

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Django Database Backup to Git

A Django app, which makes a database backup in JSON format, commits and pushes it to a dedicated Git repository. Intended to be run in deployment scripts and as a scheduled task.

Installation and Setup

  1. Install with pip:
pip install django-database-backup-to-git
  1. Set up a Git repository outside of your application's main Git repository.
  2. Add dbbackup_git to your INSTALLED_APPS.
  3. In you settings file, specify the DBBACKUP_GIT setting
    'DATABASE_BACKUP_FILENAME': os.path.join(BASE_DIR, '..', '..', 'myapp-db-backup', 'db.json'),
    'PUSH': True  # Determines whether the created backup is pushed to a remote repository, defaults to `True`
  1. Run help, check that dbbackup_git is listed as available command.


Typing dbbackup_git will also display output. When running it from cron, use dbbackup_git --silent.

Running with cron

Create the following script


set -e

SCRIPT_DIR="$( cd "$( dirname "${BASH_SOURCE[0]}" )" && pwd )"
cd $SCRIPT_DIR/../src

source ../venv/bin/activate

python dbbackup_git

Add it to hourly cron

sudo ln -s `pwd`/ /etc/cron.hourly/dbbackup-git

Test it

run-parts --test /etc/cron.hourly

Cron within a Docker container

If your project is living inside a Docker container the "Using Cron Within Your Containers" section of this article might be useful for you.

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