On 17.06.2011 23:57, Jason J. W. Williams wrote: > Hello, > > Currently, we have a Portal that was built starting in 2004 before > buildout was available, so our development method has been to export > and import from the Zope2 WebUI for deployment. That's been a real > pain and since we've automated the rest of our infrastructure with > Chef we'd like to be able to do that with Zope. So my question is does > anyone have pointers for migrating an app that mostly lives in the > ZODB to a build-out style architecture that we could control with > Chef? I see tutorials on starting a new Zope 2 app from scratch with > buildout but nothing on migrating an older one to build out. For > example, how would we create objects like MySQLUserFolders etc from > buildout? Thank you in advance. > > -J > _______________________________________________ > Zope maillist - Zope@zope.org > https://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope > ** No cross posts or HTML encoding! ** > (Related lists - > https://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-announce > https://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-dev ) First, would it not be worthwhile to migrate to a newer Plone? We also still run some very old Plone sites. However, as soon as we have to touch one of them in a non trivial way, we migrate. It is a might require some efforts, especially if you have customized your site heavily.
If you can not migrate: Why do you want to have buildout creating MySQLUserFolders? Buildout is about setting up your Zope/Plone environment, not about creating data. You set up a buildout 2.5 with all the tools you need. Then, when it runs to your satisfaction you copy over the Data.fs of your NOBuildout structure. robert _______________________________________________ Zope maillist - Zope@zope.org https://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope ** No cross posts or HTML encoding! ** (Related lists - https://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-announce https://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-dev )