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A simple backup command for Django

Project Description

This is a fork of the django-backup app

This app backs up database and the media directory on the local disk in a plain directory, without subdirectories.

It does not set a goal of syncing files offsite. To sync the files or do other post-processing, please use a signal backup_ready or an independent script.

To list and download the backup files via the web, try application django-directory


Add to the INSTALLED_APPS entry ‘simple_backup’,.


SIMPLE_BACKUP_DIRECTORY - directory where the backups will be stored. Default value is ‘backups’, relative to the current working directory. This setting can be over-ridden with the option –output-directory (or shorter version -o)

SIMPLE_BACKUP_DAYS - number of days to keep the backup files. Default value is None. If set, older files will be deleted automatically each time the new backup is made. This walue can be over-ridden with a –days option to the command.


To avoid accidental deletion of valuable files when the above setting/option is used, make sure that the backup directory contains only backups.


backup - backs up the site. See output of python backup –help for more information.


The command backup sends a signal simple_backups.signals.backup_ready when the backup is prepared and copied to the backups directory.

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