[Zope-CMF] Re: using APE to offload a portion of an intranet from the ZODB

Larry Prikockis Larry Prikockis" <larry_prikockis@natureserve.org
Mon, 12 May 2003 16:09:10 -0400

"Larry Prikockis" <larry_prikockis@natureserve.org> wrote in message

> My question is-- if my CMF/Plone portal exists at /intranet, can I

> mount an APE-based file-system storage at /intranet/docs ???


> It's probably just because it's Monday morning, but I can't seem to

> grasp how to mount an APE/DBTab storage at some place other than the

> Zope root

Ok... It WAS a Monday morning thing-- I answered my own guestion after
re-reading the example dbtab.conf file. For those playing along at home:

You can use: mount_paths=/intranet/docs:/ to realize the example in my
original message. No problem.

Here's the next question though... The /docs folder that gets mounted,
despite my best efforts at modifying the config file, seems to get created
as a OFS.Folder type, rather than a CMFCore.PortalFolder type as I'd like. I
tried following the example of using:
container_class=Products.CMFCore.PortalFolder.PortalFolder, but I still seem
to be getting a Folder instead of a Portal Folder.

Is this something that I'm going to have to dig into the ApeLib source to

In general though--- this is one of the coolest products I've seen in a
while... In theory, it offers a whole new universe of flexibility.