Django Database Backup UI
Django Database Backup UI is an extension of Django Database Backup (django-dbbackup: https://github.com/django-dbbackup/django-dbbackup) that allows you to backup database and media files via Django Admin interface. An additional dbbackup_ui.wagtail module provides support for Wagtail Admin.
- Django: 1.11
- Wagtail: 1.10
- Python: 3.4+
Install using PIP:
pip install django-dbbackup-ui
Regular Django Admin:
- Add dbbackup_ui to INSTALLED_APPS:
INSTALLED_APPS += ['dbbackup_ui']
- Add url to your main urls.py just above root admin url:
urlpatterns = [ url(r'^admin/backups/', include('dbbackup_ui.urls')), url(r'^admin/', include(admin.site.urls)), ]
- Granted you're logged in as a Superuser you should now be able to access the backup page via url: http://example.com/admin/backups/backup-database-and-media/
- If you use dbbackup_ui with Wagtail, add dbbackup_ui.wagtail to INSTALLED_APPS:
INSTALLED_APPS += ['dbbackup_ui.wagtail']
- Granted you're logged in as a Superuser you should now be able to access the backup page via url: http://example.com/admin/backup-database-and-media/ Additionally, you should see a new menu item labeled Backup DB & Media in the navigation sidebar on the left.
When on Backup Database and Media page, you should see two buttons: "Download database backup" and "Download media backup". By clicking on one of these buttons, a backup process starts and eventually, a backup file gets downloaded by your browser. Please be advised that clicking on the buttons doesn't create a backup on the server. If you need to create server stored backups, you should use command-line and commands provided by django-dbbackup module.
This extension allows to make a quick backup and get it downloaded to your computer. Don't use this tool if you have large database dumps and / or lots of media. This tool is suitable for small installations.
Also, remember about possible security risks due to exposing backup capabilities to web interfaces. Use at your own risk.