Create a local copy of database files from a Datasette instance.
See datasette-clone on my blog for background on this project.
How to install
$ pip install datasette-clone
This only works against Datasette instances running immutable databases (with the
-i option). Databases published using the
datasette publish command should be compatible with this tool.
To download copies of all
.db files from an instance, run:
You can provide an optional second argument to specify a directory:
datasette-clone https://latest.datasette.io /tmp/here-please
The command stores its own copy of a
databases.json manifest and uses it to only download databases that have changed the next time you run the command.
It also stores a copy of the instance's
metadata.json to ensure you have a copy of any source and licensing information for the downloaded databases.
If your instance is protected by an API token, you can use
--token to provide it:
datasette-clone https://latest.datasette.io --token=xyz
For verbose output showing what the tool is doing, use