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

Moshe Weitzman weitzman at tejasa.com
Mon Mar 24 19:21:40 UTC 2008

thats a really broad set of use cases. different tools will excel at
each. i'd say that hostmaster and drush are very promising for most of
these tasks. for moving content  around, it seems that 'deploy' is
most promising. as an all purpose tool, see capistrano:
ruby is only required on the source PC, not on all the target servers.

On Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 1:30 PM, Angela Byron <drupal-devel at webchick.net> 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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