[epsi-coord] Update data migration ePSIplatform

Daniel Dietrich ddie at me.com
Thu Jun 23 10:43:29 BST 2011

Hi Ton,

On 22.06.2011, at 15:07, Ton Zijlstra wrote:

> Hi all,
> had a call with Peter Rukavina who has been working on the data migration of the current platform into the new CMS.
> They have created a way of exporting/importing everything. This is a set of scripts that they can run at any time.
> All is now available in a sandbox environment for me to check and see.
> There was a problem with items containing embedded media from third parties (presentations, photo's and video's). But those are only 20 postings, so we'll solve those by hand.
> A bigger issue is that the way passwords are encrypted in ezPublish and Drupal is different, which makes it impossible to migrate them. Every user therefore on first login in the new environment will need to create new passwords. Peter will provide a workflow within Drupal to deal with that.
> They are now working on adding the last step of the migration, which is the file attachments to items.
> Next steps:
> Me checking the sandbox environment
> Me working on creating the Drupal website in terms of structure and wireframes (as design is done by Heinze Havinga)
> Peter and me working out what he can help with in Drupal, and what that would cost (current contract is for the migration not the Drupal effort) (Peter gave me a list of things what he can do, will see what of that we need)
> Once the Drupal set-up is to our liking we'll do the final migration to the epsiplatform.eu servers, and after final check, make the switch.

Excellent! Thanks for the update. As I have said in my previous mail. My workload until after OKCon doesn't allow any additional tasks, I would be happy to jump in and help if I can. I will be available for ePSIplatform from July on.


> I will devote most of my time to the website in the coming two-three weeks, with the aim of getting things mostly done before I leave for summer holiday.
> best,
> Ton
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