[development] Staging content to production

Scott Reynolds sdrreynolds at gmail.com
Sat Jun 17 16:23:54 UTC 2006

ok...but what happens when  your user base excedes 1000. What would happen
to your staging area? How would you assign a unique uid > 1000? How about
when your vocab excedes 1000. This is a VERY VERY VERY bad software design


Dave Cohen wrote:
> I've started to address this issue by reserving the first 1000 ids for the
> "staging" (or if you prefer, "install profile").  So for instance node nid
> comes from the install profile, while node nid 1010 is on the production
> server only.  Same goes for vocabulary with vid 10 (or 1010), menu with
> 10 (or 1010), etc.  Later, I can add node 11 to the install profile and
> propigate it to my production site easily enough and without fear of
> overwriting anything that's been configured on the production server.
> You can read exactly how I do this here <http://dave-cohen.com/node/1066>.

> wow, thats a very clever solution to the problem. i would totally support
> drupal patches which insure that ids start at 1000. i'm not so sure about
> patch which adds unique keys to all tables. we need someone db person to
> chime in there. anyway, it would be handy if we supported this trick
> (i.e. without patching).

thanks for sharing.

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