Aegir Introduction

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An overview of the Aegir system for managing Drupal sites.

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Aegir Introduction

  1. 1. An Introduction to Aegir<br />Drupal Managing Drupal<br />
  2. 2. What Is Aegir?<br />A Collection of Drupal Modules<br />That Deploy, Manage and Maintain<br />The Software Content of Drupal Sites<br />http://groups.drupal.org/aegir-hosting-system<br />
  3. 3. Why Aegir?<br />Hard and Tedious and Error Prone to:<br />Maintain Multiple Core Versions<br />Update Multiple Sites with Different Modules<br />Deploy New Sites with the Same Core and Modules<br />Configure Apache and MySQL<br />
  4. 4. Aegir Terms (Node Types)<br />Servers<br />Linux server(s) on which Aegir is installed or Aegir manages<br />Remote deployment supposedly possible, but not tested by me<br />Only Linux (not Windows) supported<br />Platforms<br />Collections of a Drupalcore, install profile and specific modules<br />Sites<br />Instances of Platforms<br />
  5. 5. Aegir Requirements<br />Linux / Apache / MySQL / PHP<br />Same as most people use for Drupal<br />Root Access<br />Drush<br />Command line PHP scripts for managing Drupal sites<br />
  6. 6. Platforms on Aegir Site<br />
  7. 7. Sites on a Platform<br />
  8. 8. Key Features<br />Existing Sites Can Be Imported<br />Migrate a Site from One Platform to Another<br />This is how you upgrade<br />Automatically runs update.php<br />Upgrade All Sites on a Platform All at Once<br />Verify compatibility between current and new platform<br />Deploy New Sites on a Platform<br />Configure Apache<br />Create MySQL database<br />Modify SETTINGS.PHP<br />One-Click Site Backup<br />
  9. 9. Create a Platform<br />
  10. 10. Cautions<br />Installation Is Difficult<br />Root Access Is Required<br />So, probably not useful for hosted sites<br />Still Early Release Code<br />Not Ready for Production Servers<br />

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