[development] Remote db, site offline

Jeff Hartman lists at jeffhartman.com
Sat Sep 10 01:42:18 UTC 2011

On Sep 9, 2011, at 8:10 PM, Joshua Stoutenburg wrote:

>> On Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 3:49 PM, Jeff Hartman <lists at jeffhartman.com> wrote:
>> I thought this would be straight forward, but alas I am confused.
>> I typically have my database on my local machine, but I'm in a situation where I need to move my database to a remote server so multiple people can be developing at the same time. Drupal install and files are all local to each developer.
> I've tried doing this before, not with Drupal, but with OpenCart.  It worked!  But the time we lost to waiting for database queries in the end wasn't worth it.
> Instead, anytime we made changes to the database in any way, we would place a dated sql script in the repository to run against each local database.  Everyone was subscribed to repository notifications, so they knew when an sql script was committed.

I got it working. MySQL on the remote server was using old_password authentication. Updating that fixed it, but you're right, it is horribly slow. Horrible.

Being that Drupal is basically built around the database (content types, views, etc.), it is constantly in flux. I'm curious to hear what methods people use for teams of developers working together and keeping everything synchronized.


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