[ic] Changes to access table not portable

Ed LaFrance edl at newmediaems.com
Thu Nov 20 11:03:25 EST 2003

At 01:18 PM 11/20/2003 -0500, you wrote:
>Hi all,
>         I have a catalog where the access table is GDBM (default 
> DB).  When I move the catalog between my development platform and the 
> live site, changes are not preserved.  We normally only move the source 
> text files (access.asc, in this case) and not the gdbm files.  But I see 
> that my access.asc file hasn't been updated in months, but I've been 
> making changes today.
>         What is the recommended procedure for this?  Is there a reverse 
> of the "NoImport" directive I should add to catalog.cfg to explicitly 
> force access.asc to be updated when I make changes via the admin UI?  Or 
> should I just convert the table to MySQL?

Not a bad idea, but with regards to GDBM, if the dev and live machines are 
configured similarly,  you can probably just move the *.gdbm files instead, 
and save yourself the extra steps of exporting and importing.

- Ed

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