[EP-tech] Re: Migrating EPrints

Ian Stuart Ian.Stuart at ed.ac.uk
Tue Sep 9 11:49:39 BST 2014

On 09/09/14 11:36, Andrew Beeken wrote:
> 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.


I think the EPrintsXML importer will complain if you try have fields in 
your exported dataset that don't have matching fields in your new 
database.... and the EPrintsXML exporter just adds every field in the 
database to the XML record, so you can't filter them that way


Ian Stuart.
Developer: ORI, RJ-Broker, and OpenDepot.org
Bibliographics and Multimedia Service Delivery team,
The University of Edinburgh.


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