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Django-probes: wait until database is ready - Probes for Docker and Kubernetes

javidjms profile image Javid Mougamadou ・1 min read

Concepts

Provides a Django management command to check whether the primary database is ready to accept connections.

Run this command in a Kubernetes or OpenShift Init Container to make your Django application wait until the database is available (e.g. to run database migrations).

Installation

The easiest way to install django-probes is with pip

pip install django-probes
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Basic Usage

1) Add django-probes to your Django application:

INSTALLED_APPS = [
    ...
    'django_probes',
]
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2) Add an Init Container to your Kubernetes/OpenShift deployment configuration, which calls the wait_for_database management command:

- kind: Deployment
  apiVersion: apps/v1
  spec:
    template:
      spec:
        initContainers:
        - name: wait-for-database
          image: my-django-app:latest
          envFrom:
          - secretRef:
              name: django
          command: ['python', 'manage.py', 'wait_for_database']
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