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Re: [EP-tech] Making a static copy of an EPrints repo

I've done this a few times in the past. If it's to leave online but static, I suggest removing links to the OAI, search and latest pages etc, there's an example here; http://eprints.agentlink.org/

By the way, I really like calling this "fossilisation" as it's a good fit for the process of replacing a dynamic site with a static one.

On 18/07/2017 11:43, Matthew Kerwin wrote:
On 18 July 2017 at 19:04, Ian Stuart <Ian.Stuart@ed.ac.uk> wrote:
I need to make a read-only, static, copy of an old repo (the hardware is
dying, the installation was heavily tailored for the environment, and I
don't have the time to re-create in a new environment.)

I can grab all the active pages:

    wget --local-encoding=UTF-8 --remote-encoding=UTF-8 --no-cache
--mirror -nc -k http://my.repo/

This is good, however it doesn't edit all the absolute URLs in the view
pages, so we need to modify them:

    find my.repo -type f -exec sed -i 's_http://my.repo/_/_g' {} +

However this leaves me with the problem that the http://my.repo/nnn/
pages haven't been pulled down!

Any suggestions on how to do this?


Depends how many records there are, and how sparse.  Do you have a
sitemap?  It might be worth parsing that, and fetching them one by

If you're desperate, there's always:

     for id in {1..12345} ; do wget --etc http://my.repo/$id ; done


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