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[EP-tech] Upgrade processes for EPrints

Hi all,


I’m planning an upgrade to live EPrints, which will likely involve some downtime as it’s the first time I’ve done an upgrade on the live system.  It’s not going to be a big leap in itself (3.3.13 -> 15), but I’ve made a lot of customisations so it’s a little nervewracking.


Does anybody have any maintenance processes they can share?  I have some ideas about how to approach this – I’m interested in things like how much notice to give users and the best method for doing that, how best to make the site generally unavailable, what should be backed up, how you test a successful upgrade and so on.  I’d be grateful for any advice / suggestions / cautionary tales and apologies if I’ve missed a very obvious wiki page!





Lizz Jennings BA MSc ACLIP MCLIP (Revalidated 2015)

Technical Data Officer

The Library 4.10, University of Bath, Bath, BA2 7AY UK

Ext. 3570 (External 01225 383570)


Research Data Management: http://www.bath.ac.uk/research/data