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

Mroswell mroswell at gmail.com
Mon Mar 24 21:36:24 UTC 2008

I'm on iPhone without access to copy from one email to another, but  
note that walter at dharmatech.org has developed some awesome sed  
scripts for working with drupal and associated modules. I'll try to  
dig up URL, along with his contact info when I get home several hours  
from now.

I am particularly interested in these topics, and look forward to your  


Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 24, 2008, at 3:21 PM, "Moshe Weitzman" <weitzman at tejasa.com>  

> 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:
> http://jystewart.net/process/2007/02/using-capistrano-for-drupal-deployment/ 
> .
> 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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