Server Conversion – Drupal

This site has now been converted to Drupal as the primary content engine. Thanks to the very useful wp2drupal module and some examples like the recent conversion of darcynorman.net. We’ve taken the plunge here.

More on drupal later.

There was a major issue with the version of PHP required to handle the conversion. Not wanting to risk more changes to the code running on the server – Parallels Desktop to the rescue. Created a copy of the server in a virtualized environment did all the upgrades and changes, then exported the new database back to the production box.

This site has now been converted to Drupal as the primary content engine. Thanks to the very useful wp2drupal module and some examples like the recent conversion of darcynorman.net. We’ve taken the plunge here.

More on drupal later.

There was a major issue with the version of PHP required to handle the conversion. Not wanting to risk more changes to the code running on the server – Parallels Desktop to the rescue. Created a copy of the server in a virtualized environment did all the upgrades and changes, then exported the new database back to the production box.

I wouldn’t say it was easier but it was safer and more predictable.

Score one for server virtualization. – Cool!