Automate the destruction and re-creation of django databases
Compatible with Django 1.8+
For 1.7 compatibility use django-zap==0.0.6
Automates the destruction and recreation of django databases.
Currently only supports local postgres databases. Feel free to add more backends.
In the early stages of development when your models are heavily in flux, you want to be frequently dropping and recreating the database before re-running django’s syncdb command. This tool uses the database settings in your settings file to prevent you having to duplicate them in some separate database drop/create script.
Just add zap to your installed apps.
A new django management command will appear: zap_and_create_db.
Help is at python manage.py zap_and_create_db --help but the TL;DR is that you can run it without arguments and it’ll drop the user and database, then recreate them. Run it with --migrate and it’ll also run manage.py migrate.
At the moment the only backend is for linux machines running a local postgresql instance, and authentication is done using the ident rule in the pg_hba.conf, then calling psql as the postgres user.
Feel free to provide more backends or extend the one we have, perhaps to include mac support, or support for other django database engines.
Now only compatible with django 1.8+