Django Sqlite Database Getting Deleted when deployed

So previously, on my other app when I deployed my django app to fly, it used to use the existing local sqlite db.

Now while working on a new app, after deployment the local db is not being used. I ran

flyctl ssh console

& db.sqlite3 does exist in the file structure, but for some reason doesn’t use it anymore.

I am confused how two apps are working completely differently.

is your .dockerignore file filtering out your SQLite DB?