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[EP-tech] Re: Upgrading a server



Il 21/07/2014 23:41, Mark Muldoon ha scritto:
> Dear All,
>
> Back in the autumn of 2005 I set up a pre-print server running EPrints  2.3.13.1
> It has a few extra fields and various modifications to the stock distribution to
> accommodate these, but it is mainly a standard-issue print installation.
> We?re getting some new hardware and so I?d like to upgrade the software
> too and so I could do with some advice about the best approach. My current plan
> is to upgrade in two steps: 2.3.13.1 -> 3.1.3 with the Migration Tooolkit, followed by
> 3.1.3 -> 3.3.12.

Instead of upgrading, use the toolkit for 2.3 to export the eprints in 
ep3xml. Then install a new Eprints, add the new fields and import the data.

You'll get cleaner database tables and a better installation, IMHO.

>
> (1) Is this s sensible course?
> (2) When is EPrints 4 expected and how much work will it be to upgrade an EPrints 3 repository?
>
> Thanks,
> Mark Muldoon
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