[development] Workflow: staging server, source control, and the files directory
andy at pedalo.co.uk
Fri Feb 18 16:00:15 UTC 2011
Thanks Brian, Wesley, Laura. Replies below.
> On a tangential note, I am not sure I would consider it 'best practice'
> to keep a database dump in the repository
Agreed, this is only until we're all capable of putting everything in code (it's a relatively new workflow process for us).
> DB dumps are not incrementally updated, so it can't be stored
> efficiently (ie, a delta between revisions usually isn't smaller than
> the entire dump).
Using drush to give neat output and ignore cache tables actually means that a diff is (just about) understandable. Not fun though, and definitely not the way forwards.
> We have regular backups of the staging server being made,
> while at the same time, those of us with local environments just
> download updated DB exports as necessary to grab the latest config.
From a db point of view this sounds very similar to what we do. Could you elaborate on how you keep the files in sync?
> Why not use drush with site aliases?
I love it! Well I've only skimmed it, but it looks perfect thanks!
> you should exclude imagecache (aka "image" module in D7) renderings from source control
Thanks, that's already set up:)
> having broken images in your local instance is not deadly, in my experience.
Yeah, maybe I'm overthinking this bit:)
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