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[EP-tech] Copy live EPrints to staging server



Yes, well, it would be good to keep all local and specific instance changes in below archives dir.. Overriding default plugins etc. 

And, is it possible to install bazzar packages per instance?

On 27 April 2016 13:57:53 CEST, Adam Field <Adam.Field at jisc.ac.uk> wrote:
>This is a good strategy if you have no modifications to core files
>(e.g. new plugins in the lib or perl_lib directories).  Bazaar packages
>also install above the local repository directory.
>
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>
>Adam Field
>SHERPA services analyst developer
>
>
>From:
><eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk<mailto:eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk>>
>on behalf of alen vodopijevec <alen at irb.hr<mailto:alen at irb.hr>>
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>Date: Wednesday, 27 April 2016 11:42
>To: "eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk<mailto:eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk>"
><eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk<mailto:eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk>>
>Subject: Re: [EP-tech] Copy live EPrints to staging server
>
>Hi!
>
>Well, I assume that you don't need fresh data all the time, so database
>could be imported once, and occasionally re-imported.
>
>We have git initialized in ~/archives/ARCHIVE_NAME/ directory
>
>In .gitignore
>--
>var/
>documents/
>html/
>cfg/cfg.d/10_core.pl
>cfg/cfg.d/20_baseurls.pl
>cfg/cfg.d/database.pl
>
>
>And those cfg.d files copied eg. 10_core.pl.dist etc..
>
>So we can keep different environments for dev and prod.
>
>Also, there is a central repository (bitbucket) and we are pushing and
>pulling :)
>
>We are still testing it so if someone has a tip please comment :)
>
>Best,
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>On 04/27/2016 12:21 PM, Andrew Beeken wrote:
>Okay, so I can get as far as step 7 ? now, I?m running this from the
>development tree (that I copied from live), rather than the installed
>tree. Is this right? Likewise, I presume I need to change the 10_core
>file in the development tree?
>
>*From:*eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk<mailto:*eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk>
>[mailto:eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk] *On Behalf Of *Andrew
>Beeken
>*Sent:* 25 April 2016 14:20
>*To:* eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk<mailto:eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk>
>*Subject:* Re: [EP-tech] Copy live EPrints to staging server
>
>Thanks Adam ? step 11 is pretty much why I?m doing this JI did have a
>dev build on an old Macbook but the VM wouldn?t restore itself on my
>new
>Windows machine so, starting from scratch! (yay!)
>
>*From:*eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk<mailto:*eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk>
><mailto:eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk>
>[mailto:eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk] *On Behalf Of *Adam Field
>*Sent:* 25 April 2016 13:43
>*To:* eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk<mailto:eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk>
><mailto:eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk>
>*Subject:* Re: [EP-tech] Copy live EPrints to staging server
>
>1) install a fresh copy of EPrints and configure it to work on the dev
>server (to make sure all prerequisites are ship-shape).  It'll make
>things simpler if you use the same database name, username and password
>as the live repository.  Test that you can raise it in a browser, log
>in, create a record, etc.  There's a training video for this.
>
>2) Dump the live database into the EPrint tree somewhere (perhaps
><eprints_root>/archives/<foo>/db_dump/<timestamped_filename>.mysqldump)
>
>3) Create an tarball of the EPrints tree (tar cvzf
>live_eprints<datestamp>.tar.gz <eprints_root>)
>
>4) Copy the tarball to dev
>
>5) tar xvzf the file to somewhere appropriate, check file permissions
>for the apache user on dev
>
>6) undump the database dump (cat filename | mysql -u username -p) --
>easy if you have used the same username and password as all the
>permissions are set up.  Still easy if you didn't and know how to
>create
>users and set permissions in mysql.
>
>7) edit the 10_core.pl file in the archive directory to use the URL of
>the dev server.  Then run generate apacheconf (I think with the
>--replace flag, but that's from memory).
>
>8) Change your apache configuration to point to where you unpacked the
>eprint tree.
>
>9) restart apache.
>
>10) Debug the above process and document it on the wiki.
>
>11) Think about getting your repository into source control to make
>this
>easier.
>
>Jisc <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/>
>
>*Adam Field*
>SHERPA services analyst developer
>
>*From:
>*<eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk<mailto:eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk>
><mailto:eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk>> on behalf of Andrew
>Beeken <anbeeken at lincoln.ac.uk<mailto:anbeeken at lincoln.ac.uk>
><mailto:anbeeken at lincoln.ac.uk>>
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>*Date: *Monday, 25 April 2016 12:47
>*To:
>*"eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk<mailto:eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk>
><mailto:eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk>"
><eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk<mailto:eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk>
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>*Subject: *[EP-tech] Copy live EPrints to staging server
>
>Hi folks,
>
>I?m trying to bring our live EPrints install over to a staging server
>to
>do some work on it, but I?m struggling to do this in an elegant way.
>What?s the best approach? I tried bringing the archive files down and
>repopulating the database; there are also a few core changes to our
>install in Perl-Lib which need bringing down however most times I pull
>all these across and restart apache it screws things over. I?m pretty
>sure I need to tweak some config settings and possibly run a few things
>from the command line but I was wondering if anyone could digest the
>procedure for me or point me in the direction of one if it?s already
>been written!
>
>Cheers!
>
>Andrew
>
>
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