Any Drupal devs hang out around here?

Any Drupal devs?

We’re moving to Drupal to power our network of sites.
Curious if anyone has any experience managing deployment of sites across a dev, staging, and live environment.

It’s looking to be a difficult process.

is doing some interesting stuff in that space.. it is a hosted solution though AFAIK.

Moving code from one branch to another can be made a lot easier if you use git or drush and .

Moving content is annoying as shit, though. I’ve used in D6, and it works well enough, but then you have to sync your files directory, and moving any sort of configuration over can quickly become a pain. There’s still no stable release of it for D7, though. In D7, you’re better off getting rid of the staging environment and just setting up a good workflow on production. There are several good modules for that: , , , etc

Also, you will probably want to use or

Thanks guys – I’ll have to do some more reading here. I know I’ve browsed through a couple of those that White Stormy posted.

The issue we’re looking at right now is configuration that isn’t exportable into a feature. We need to get to a point where we can dump code on a production server and with as little work as possible have a site (or sites as it will end up) ready with our configuration.

We’re not worried about content between the 3 environments. Entity migration will take place at some point from a legacy system to our D7 system – past that point we won’t care about syncing any of that data.

Unfortunately we’re a team of a bunch of Drupal n00bs trying to put together an infrastructure capable of running 36 +/- sites without completely fucking it up. Evolving business rules have all but brought our current homegrown CMS to its knees.

Drupal can go fuck itself.

WordPress > Joomla > xhtml + css > html 1.0 > drupal.

There is no way WordPress is going to handle what we need to do. We’ve got a WordPress install running one of our products and it’s the bane of our existence. WordPress its self said it’s not designed to handle the scale of our project.

Personally – I’d prefer to go homegrown again. I think we’d be able to put together a much more efficient application if we directly attack our problems instead of trying to make a CMS work for us… but that’s just me and I like reinventing the wheel.

I wasn’t part of the discussion into what infrastructure we were going to use but I know it covered Joomla and Drupal. We’re 4 months past our commitment to a Drupal CMS and management is never going to change course now.

wtf

joomla > drupal

or ModX

wtf

joomla > drupal

There is no way WordPress is going to handle what we need to do. We’ve got a WordPress install running one of our products and it’s the bane of our existence. WordPress its self said it’s not designed to handle the scale of our project.

Personally – I’d prefer to go homegrown again. I think we’d be able to put together a much more efficient application if we directly attack our problems instead of trying to make a CMS work for us… but that’s just me and I like reinventing the wheel.

I wasn’t part of the discussion into what infrastructure we were going to use but I know it covered Joomla and Drupal. We’re 4 months past our commitment to a Drupal CMS and management is never going to change course now.

You must have a ton of traffic and database intensive stuff or something.. I know sites pushing 150k+ per day on WP just fine.

Thanks guys – I’ll have to do some more reading here. I know I’ve browsed through a couple of those that White Stormy posted.

The issue we’re looking at right now is configuration that isn’t exportable into a feature. We need to get to a point where we can dump code on a production server and with as little work as possible have a site (or sites as it will end up) ready with our configuration.

We’re not worried about content between the 3 environments. Entity migration will take place at some point from a legacy system to our D7 system – past that point we won’t care about syncing any of that data.

Unfortunately we’re a team of a bunch of Drupal n00bs trying to put together an infrastructure capable of running 36 +/- sites without completely fucking it up. Evolving business rules have all but brought our current homegrown CMS to its knees.

Deploy will push configuration, but only for modules that use the variables table. I’ve written add-on modules to deploy configuration for modules with their own tables, but it was annoying. I hope the 7.x version will fix that.

There is no way WordPress is going to handle what we need to do. We’ve got a WordPress install running one of our products and it’s the bane of our existence. WordPress its self said it’s not designed to handle the scale of our project.

Personally – I’d prefer to go homegrown again. I think we’d be able to put together a much more efficient application if we directly attack our problems instead of trying to make a CMS work for us… but that’s just me and I like reinventing the wheel.

I wasn’t part of the discussion into what infrastructure we were going to use but I know it covered Joomla and Drupal. We’re 4 months past our commitment to a Drupal CMS and management is never going to change course now.

he was joking, drupal is one of this forum’s favorites.