Prakhar Srivastava Prakhar Srivastava - 1 year ago 75
MySQL Question

I don't know my Database name

I am new to python-django.

I made a database in django and I am able to call all the functions and use it properly. The problem is that I don't know if the database is in mySql or SQLite.

I ran sqlite and sqlite3 commands in terminal and it says that program is not installed. When I run MySQL commands, it is installed but doesn't show my database in

show databases

I didn't know about the changes in
file and directly jumped into

I don't know my database name also. I am posting my
file. Can anyone help please, I have to create dump of my database.

import os

# Build paths inside the project like this: os.path.join(BASE_DIR, ...)
BASE_DIR = os.path.dirname(os.path.dirname(os.path.abspath(__file__)))

# Quick-start development settings - unsuitable for production
# See

# SECURITY WARNING: keep the secret key used in production secret!
SECRET_KEY = ')mjm**********************************0b'

# SECURITY WARNING: don't run with debug turned on in production!
DEBUG = True


# Application definition


ROOT_URLCONF = 'TheLawyerApp.urls'

'BACKEND': 'django.template.backends.django.DjangoTemplates',
'DIRS': [],
'APP_DIRS': True,
'context_processors': [

WSGI_APPLICATION = 'TheLawyerApp.wsgi.application'

'default': {
'ENGINE': 'django.db.backends.sqlite3',
'NAME': os.path.join(BASE_DIR, 'db.sqlite3'),

# Password validation

'NAME': 'django.contrib.auth.password_validation.UserAttributeSimilarityValidator',
'NAME': 'django.contrib.auth.password_validation.MinimumLengthValidator',
'NAME': 'django.contrib.auth.password_validation.CommonPasswordValidator',
'NAME': 'django.contrib.auth.password_validation.NumericPasswordValidator',

# Internationalization



USE_I18N = True

USE_L10N = True

USE_TZ = True

# Static files (CSS, JavaScript, Images)

STATIC_URL = '/static/'

Answer Source

Python comes with sqlite3 included, but if you only want to dump the data then:

django-admin dumpdata


python dumpdata

will do it for you. For more details read: where it says:

--output OUTPUT, -o OUTPUT

New in Django 1.8.

Specifies a file to write the serialized data to. By default, the data goes to standard output.

which means that if you're using a Django version >= 1.8 you could use:

python dumpdata --output my-database-dump.json

and if you're on an earlier version of Django you would need to use:

python dumpdata > my-database-dump.json
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