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Are dump_forum and load_forum supported on 0.7?

It seems that dump_forum and load_forum are no longer supported on the 0.7.x release stream.

If they are still supported, can someone explain where they have gone and how I can use them.

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If they are not supported, is there any way to produce a database-agnostic dump of all the data in a running system?

For example, suppose I wanted to switch my database from MySQL to postgres. I cannot see how this is possible without having some form of dump that knows nothing about database specifics. (Note that this is not necessarily my question. I want to know the answer to the more general question of running dump_forum/load_forum or equivalent.)


dccarson's avatar
asked 2017-01-23 13:43:57 -0500
Evgeny's avatar
updated 2017-01-27 09:09:36 -0500
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Not supported, instead please use database dump and restore facilities (e.g pg_dump)

However, Django has commands dumpdata and loaddata - these should work across different database backends.

If you are looking to convert a large MySQL database to PostgresQL - have a look at available tools:

Also, please have a look at this documentation page

Evgeny's avatar
answered 2017-01-23 13:46:18 -0500, updated 2017-01-24 09:56:08 -0500
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In my example, say I want to move from MySQL to postgres. I cannot dump a MySQL database and restore it to a postgres database, can I?

dccarson's avatar dccarson (2017-01-23 13:47:49 -0500) edit

@dccarson - update my answer, pls have a look.

Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2017-01-24 09:24:45 -0500) edit

OK, I'll give those ideas a try. Thanks.

dccarson's avatar dccarson (2017-01-24 09:54:27 -0500) edit
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