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By default, Spacebar will use SQLite. SQLite is nice for testing or development. The SQLite database is stored in the database.db file at the server root by default. You may delete this file to regenerate a new SQLite database on the next server start (or through npm run sync:db).

However, if you plan to run an instance with any sort of demand, you'd best set up a more Properâ„¢ database such as MariaDB or PostreSQL, which are both popular choices within the community.

We won't go into the setup of these servers here, given the scope of our documentation, but to configure Spacebar to use your shiny new database, simply set the DATABASE environment variable to your new database connection string.

Usually, such a string will look something like type://username:password@your-IP/databaseName