Django handles the migration of the database very well; however, there are various changes to SEED that may require some custom (manual) migrations. The migration documenation includes the required changes based on deployment and development for each release.

Version 2.5.0

Docker-based Deployment

  • Add the MapQuest API key to your organization.

  • On deployment, the error below is indicative that you need to install the extensions in the postgres database. Run docker exec <posgres_container_id> update-postgis.sh.

    django.db.utils.OperationalError: could not open extension control file “/usr/share/postgresql/11/extension/postgis.control”: No such file or directory

  • If you are using a copied version of the docker-compose.yml file (e.g., for OEP support), then you need to change to


  • Delete your bower directory rm -rf seed/static/vendors.
  • Delete your css directory rm -rf seed/static/seed/css.
  • Remove these lines from local_untracked.py if you have them.
DEFAULT_FILE_STORAGE = 'django.core.files.storage.FileSystemStorage'
  • Run pip3 install -r requirements/local.txt.
  • Run npm install from root checkout of SEED.
  • If testing geocoding, then sign up for as a MapQuest Developer and create a new MapQuest Key.
  • Add the key to the organization that you are using in development.
  • Update your DATABASES engine to be django.contrib.gis.db.backends.postgis
    'default': {
        'ENGINE': 'django.contrib.gis.db.backends.postgis',
        'NAME': 'seeddb',
        'USER': 'seeduser',
        'PASSWORD': 'seedpass',
        'HOST': 'localhost',
        'PORT': '5432',
  • Run ./manage.py migrate