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[EP-tech] Re: Recollect plugin installation and migrating repository



I would guess the biggest issue will be with making sure that the data types (Recollect uses data_collection instead of everything else including dataset) and metadata fields are mapping appropriately.  I'm not aware of it removing the old types (unless I've done something particularly bizarre with mine...).  The other thing is if you're migrating from a much older version of EPrints - that may introduce additional complications.

I'm not sure what would *break* from using it, but you might lose functionality or make stuff invisible.  I've not done it before, so am also guessing.

Lizz

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From: eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk [mailto:eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Field A.N.
Sent: 13 November 2015 15:45
To: eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Subject: [EP-tech] Re: Recollect plugin installation and migrating repository

Be careful, the ReCollect plugin "reprofiles" your repository (i.e. makes it significantly different).  It's really designed to turn your repository into a stand-alone data repository (please correct me if I'm wrong, EPrints community).

I would suggest having  a play, and then figuring out which items to migrate.  If there are significant changes to the database schema, migration may be difficult.  I don't have any direct experience with this, so I don't really know.

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On 13 Nov 2015, at 14:58, Morrissey, Kahena wrote:

> Hi Everyone,
>  
> We need to install the ReCollect plugin and realise that the recommended way of installing it is to do a fresh EPrints installation then install the plugin.
>  
> My question is:  if this is done, is it then alright to migrate a repository from an EPrints repository (v3.3.11 on Ubuntu) ,that does not have the ReCollect plugin, to this new fresh installation?
>  
> Any advice and/or web references on this would be greatly appreciated.
>  
> Thank you in advance.
>  
> Best regards,
> Kahena
>  
> MIS Officer | Information Systems & Technology University of Bolton | 
> Deane Road | Bolton | BL3 5AB
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