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[EP-tech] Adding fields to a live system - any data integrity concerns?

Hello all! I?ve just added a new field to our test EPrints and am ready to put it live. Obviously I understand how to do this from the command line, but my concerns are around any precautions that should be taken when doing this on a live system. I?m arranging for the server to be backed up as a precaution, however should it also be taken offline while the database is rewritten?

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