originally from http://www.djangosnippets.org/snippets/828/ by dnordberg
from django.conf import settings
from django.core.management.base import CommandError, BaseCommand
from django.db import connection
import django
import logging
from optparse import make_option
class Command(BaseCommand):
    option_list = BaseCommand.option_list + (
        make_option('--noinput', action='store_false',
                    dest='interactive', default=True,
                    help='Tells Django to NOT prompt the user for input of any kind.'),
        make_option('--no-utf8', action='store_true',
                    dest='no_utf8_support', default=False,
                    help='Tells Django to not create a UTF-8 charset database'),
        make_option('-U', '--user', action='store',
                    dest='user', default=None,
                    help='Use another user for the database then defined in settings.py'),
        make_option('-P', '--password', action='store',
                    dest='password', default=None,
                    help='Use another password for the database then defined in settings.py'),
        make_option('-D', '--dbname', action='store',
                    dest='dbname', default=None,
                    help='Use another database name then defined in settings.py (For PostgreSQL this defaults to "template1")'),
    help = "Resets the database for this project."
    def handle(self, *args, **options):
        Resets the database for this project.
        Note: Transaction wrappers are in reverse as a work around for
        autocommit, anybody know how to do this the right way?
        if django.get_version()>="1.2":
            raise CommandError, "reset_db is currently not compatible with Django 1.2 or higher"
        if options.get('interactive'):
            confirm = raw_input("""
You have requested a database reset.
ALL data in the database "%s".
Are you sure you want to do this?
Type 'yes' to continue, or 'no' to cancel: """ % (settings.DATABASE_NAME,))
            confirm = 'yes'
        if confirm != 'yes':
            print "Reset cancelled."
        engine = settings.DATABASE_ENGINE
        user = options.get('user', settings.DATABASE_USER)
        if user==None:
            user = settings.DATABASE_USER
        password = options.get('password', settings.DATABASE_PASSWORD)
        if password==None:
            password = settings.DATABASE_PASSWORD
        if engine == 'sqlite3':
            import os
                logging.info("Unlinking sqlite3 database")
            except OSError:
        elif engine == 'mysql':
            import MySQLdb as Database
            kwargs = {
                'user': user,
                'passwd': password,
            if settings.DATABASE_HOST.startswith('/'):
                kwargs['unix_socket'] = settings.DATABASE_HOST
                kwargs['host'] = settings.DATABASE_HOST
            if settings.DATABASE_PORT:
                kwargs['port'] = int(settings.DATABASE_PORT)
            connection = Database.connect(**kwargs)
            drop_query = 'DROP DATABASE IF EXISTS %s' % settings.DATABASE_NAME
            utf8_support = options.get('no_utf8_support', False) and '' or 'CHARACTER SET utf8'
            create_query = 'CREATE DATABASE %s %s' % (settings.DATABASE_NAME, utf8_support)
            logging.info('Executing... "' + drop_query + '"')
            logging.info('Executing... "' + create_query + '"')
        elif engine == 'postgresql' or engine == 'postgresql_psycopg2':
            if engine == 'postgresql':
                import psycopg as Database
            elif engine == 'postgresql_psycopg2':
                import psycopg2 as Database
            if settings.DATABASE_NAME == '':
                from django.core.exceptions import ImproperlyConfigured
                raise ImproperlyConfigured, "You need to specify DATABASE_NAME in your Django settings file."
            database_name = options.get('dbname', 'template1')
            conn_string = "dbname=%s" % database_name
            if settings.DATABASE_USER:
                conn_string += " user=%s" % user
            if settings.DATABASE_PASSWORD:
                conn_string += " password='%s'" % password
            if settings.DATABASE_HOST:
                conn_string += " host=%s" % settings.DATABASE_HOST
            if settings.DATABASE_PORT:
                conn_string += " port=%s" % settings.DATABASE_PORT
            connection = Database.connect(conn_string)
            connection.set_isolation_level(0) #autocommit false
            cursor = connection.cursor()
            drop_query = 'DROP DATABASE %s' % settings.DATABASE_NAME
            logging.info('Executing... "' + drop_query + '"')
            except Database.ProgrammingError, e:
                logging.info("Error: "+str(e))
            # Encoding should be SQL_ASCII (7-bit postgres default) or prefered UTF8 (8-bit)
            create_query = ("""
    WITH OWNER = %s
        ENCODING = 'UTF8'
        TABLESPACE = %s;
""" % (settings.DATABASE_NAME, settings.DATABASE_USER, settings.DEFAULT_TABLESPACE))
            logging.info('Executing... "' + create_query + '"')
            raise CommandError, "Unknown database engine %s" % engine
        print "Reset successful."