[development] half sharing table in multisite

sime info at urbits.com
Fri Jun 23 09:14:03 UTC 2006

I agree completely. I last thing I want to do is suppress this feature.
I'm more worried about how to enforce the syncronization of 6 
half-replicated tables.

Robert Douglass wrote:

> 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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