[development] site provisioning/multisite management/database migration tools

Blake Hall hall.blake at gmail.com
Mon Mar 24 17:35:56 UTC 2008

I would throw Domain Access in a similar category.

http://drupal.org/project/domain: "The Domain Access project is a  
group of lightweight modules that provide tools for running a group of  
affiliated sites from one Drupal installation and a single shared  


blake hall

On Mar 24, 2008, at 12:30 PM, Angela Byron wrote:

> At Drupalcon, there was all kind of talk around challenges like how  
> to manage a collection of multisite installs, how to do things like  
> run cron or update.php on 60 gazillion sites, how to enable/disable  
> "packages" of modules/functionality to avoid having to click through  
> 10,000 things, how to migrate database changes from one site to  
> another, etc.
> I'm planning on spending a few hours this week trying out various  
> Drupal packaging/site provisioning systems and writing up a report  
> comparing/contrasting them.
> Here are the modules I know about in this space:
> http://drupal.org/project/patterns: Module/system configurations  
> that can be run at any time
> http://drupal.org/project/hostmaster: Bryght's multisite hosting  
> managed site deployment framework, which includes http://drupal.org/project/hosting 
>  and http://drupal.org/project/provision
> http://drupal.org/project/autopilot: Migrate changes from dev to live
> http://drupal.org/project/deploy: Migrate changes from dev to live
> http://drupal.org/project/drush: Command-line tool containing a  
> bunch of useful commands such as running cron, downloading modules,  
> etc.
> Any others I should be taking a look at?
> -Angie

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