[development] half sharing table in multisite

Robert Douglass r.douglass at onlinehome.de
Fri Jun 23 10:02:05 UTC 2006

You could also look at the systems table bit as a feature since you can 
change your mind about the sites being identical later and use 
different/customized modules with individual sites.

sime wrote:
> Hi
> I'm doing a multi-site install with 5 or 6 sites. These sites will be 
> sharing every table except some obvious candidates like "system", 
> "variable" and "cache".
> I'm really looking for long-term maintainability, minimal patches, and 
> so on. But I've yet to decide the best way manage data in the system 
> and variable tables that is always going to be the same. For example, 
> the system table will be duplicated because I want to have different 
> themes installed and activated, however all of the installed modules 
> are going to be exactly the same, and I will unfortunately be 
> duplicating this other data. The same might goes for some variables.
> I guess the manual way to manage this is, everytime I add/change a 
> module setting, go into each installation and repeat the process so 
> that all sites have the same configuration. Alternatively maybe I can 
> set up a cron job to ensure that data cascades from a "master" 
> installation to the other ones.
> Any pointers/advice/warnings are appreciated. Especially book pages 
> that I might have overlooked in my quest.
> Thanks & Regards
> Simon

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