Maintaining an OpenBlock Site


Check the Release Notes

Database Migrations

When upgrading your copy of the OpenBlock code, there may sometimes be updates to Model code which require corresponding changes to your existing database.

You can do this with one command (it's prudent to make a database backup first): syncdb --migrate

To see what migrations exist and which ones you've already run, you can do: migrate --list

Under the hood, this uses South to automate these database migrations. If you really want to see what the migrations do, or need to write your own, you'll want to read the South documentation to understand how they work. Then look in the migrations/ subdirectories located under the various app directories, notably ebpub/ebpub/db/migrations/ to see what the existing migration scripts look like.