I would like to be able to use the backup API (and other SQLite APIs) from SQLAlchemy. Mike's post suggests that this should be fairly straightforward:
However, I think that this presupposes a DBAPI-compliant driver, no?
Roger Binns does not appear to be inclined to provide a DBAPI head http://code.google.com/p/apsw/issues/detail?id=107#c2
I did some experiments with wrapping apsw and will work through all the failing SA unit-tests.