[EP-tech] Re: Migrating EPrints

Andrew Beeken anbeeken at lincoln.ac.uk
Tue Sep 9 11:36:43 BST 2014

What I¹m kind of hoping to be able to do is migrate all of our data across
without all of our customisations, try to map it to a vanilla version.
We¹ve made several modifications that have become unwieldy and potentially
problematic, many of them pre-dating my arrival at the university. What
we¹re planning is a purely hypothetical exercise to see if we could bring
all of our content to a fresh system that we can then build back up with a
bigger focus on not only what we need out of EPrints, but also how we need
it to interact with other systems.

On 09/09/2014 11:21, "Ian Stuart" <Ian.Stuart at ed.ac.uk> wrote:

>On 09/09/14 10:21, Andrew Beeken wrote:
>> Hello all! Is there a handy guide anywhere on how to migrate an
>>existing EPrints to a fresh install?
>The first questions that spring to mind are
>* How modified are your datasets (eprint fields, etc)
>* How modified is your GUI? (template, browse fields, abstract page
>rendering, etc)
>* How big is your database?
>Assuming your are moving from a stock eprints (perhaps with some changes
>to the stylesheet, logos, and template files), and a fairly small
>dataset - then you can export the eprints & export the users, then
>import the users & import the eprints
>I've recently done a move of a complex, extended, dataset from one
>hosting system to another.
>* Install a base EPrints & check it works
>* Update the various datasets & rebuild the database
>* Add in the importers & exporters, the template & GUI changes, and all
>the other ancillary stuff
>* test your importers & exporters
>* run around your GUI, make sure everything's there.
>NOW copy the old database to the new database (at
>MySQL/PostgreSQL/MongoDB level) and the Disk0/ tree to the new
>filesystem... and get the system to regenerate views & abstracts...
>Ian Stuart.
>Developer: ORI, RJ-Broker, and OpenDepot.org
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