[EP-tech] Re: Assistance with eprints 2 options

John Salter J.Salter at leeds.ac.uk
Fri Feb 21 16:03:29 GMT 2014


Surely this fact combines nicely with the "I believe it's about 7 years old now.  The machine has never been upgraded, not even the OS” statement to make an interesting hacking challenge ;o)

I’m hoping you have some form of physical access to the machine?
I’m also hoping it’s all backed up.
Is the database run on the same server? Is that dumped out somewhere too?

First thing I would try and do is get everything backed up to somewhere other than the host system.
Possibly a disk imaging tool (Ghost) might help, and enable you to build a VM of your current system that you can get into?

Sounds like an interesting project – keep us informed of how you get along!
Cheers,
John

From: eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk [mailto:eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Michael Street
Sent: 21 February 2014 15:45
To: eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Subject: [EP-tech] Re: Assistance with eprints 2 options

Hi again,

I should've mentioned a critical obstacle.  I have no shell access to the original machine anymore.  Apparently they can't even get into single-user mode to get in.

--Mike

On 2/21/2014 10:28 AM, Michael Street wrote:
Hello,

I have a repository that I set up many years ago and maintenance of which has passed away and back again.  It's an eprints 2 repo that is functioning fine but the administrators would like to upgrade/migrate it to version 3.  I believe it's about 7 years old now.  The machine has never been upgraded, not even the OS.

I have the new hardware but I just can't figure out the best way to achieve this.  I've looked at the migration script written by cjg but I'm worried to try code so old.

Is there a way to just export everything in a format that can be brought into the latest version?

If not, then I do have the people available to input old the eprints into the new version.  The only issue with that is that the URLs MUST match the original ones.  This new machine will eventually replace the original, once everything is migrated over.   Is there anyway to directly edit the eprint id of a deposit?

Any suggestions/help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
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