Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#22037 closed New feature (duplicate)

Allow testing and dumping legacy database without enabling syncdb

Reported by: ellisd23@… Owned by: nobody
Component: Database layer (models, ORM) Version: 1.6
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


I've run into an issue with multiple databases that seems like it could be a common enough use case to warrant taking a look at. I have a legacy database that I am using a database router for. I have reading enabled, but I would prefer not to allow syncdb since writing and changing structures are handled by the legacy application.

Still, for basic read operations such as dumpdata, allow_syncdb is checked, as well as when creating test databases. My Django app depends on the working legacy database, thus a test database needs to be created as well.

For now I'm overriding this will a custom setting that is modified at run time to indicate whether syncdb should be allowed, but this is obviously not a good long-term solution.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by Aymeric Augustin

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

This appears to be a duplicate of #21906.

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