Re: [greenstone-users] Synchronising Greenstone servers

From John R. McPherson
DateMon, 31 Jul 2006 10:15:05 +1200
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Synchronising Greenstone servers
In-Reply-To (44CA1FA0-9000106-caboose-org-uk)
On Fri, Jul 28, 2006 at 03:30:56PM +0100, Kevin O'Rourke wrote:
> Hi,
> for our Greenstone setup we have two servers. One, running Windows, is
> used to develop the collections. Another is running Greenstone under
> Apache on Debian GNU/Linux.
> I'm currently trying to work out the easiest way to update collections
> on the "production" server to match what's on the development server.
> Has anyone else done something similar and do you have any advice?
> What directories need to be copied across?
> My plan just now is to use a simple rsync setup, although that doesn't
> allow a lot of flexibility in terms of copying some parts but not others.

the nzdl project uses rsync to copy collections from our web server in
.nz to the mirror in North America. Remember that generally you can
only copy collections between machines with the same CPU "endianness" -
the full-text index is portable, but the GDBM file format containing the
metadata is quite dependent on the endianness of the machine (and version
of the gdbm library).