[Zope] Multiple ZODB Databases Within Single Zope Instance

Samir Mishra SamirMishra@cbuae.gov.ae
Sun, 18 May 2003 08:37:22 +0400

Hello All,

I'm still new to Zope, so please excuse any stupid questions.

I would like to split out some of the data contained within my ZODB (Zope's
'data.fs') into separate instances of the same. I THINK this may be an
option for my application, where I have diverse users and requirements. Most
importantly, a number of groups of users will be working off-site with a
local Zope setup. While off-site, they do not have access to the corporate
network. I need to integrate their local/updated 'data.fs' into the main
Zope instance when they log in to the corporate network without resorting to
exporting objects from within each group's instance of Zope to a '.zexp' and
then re-importing into the main instance. 

I hope the above makes sense.

My questions -
a) Is this a sound approach, or is there a better way to do this?
b) Has anyone done this before? If so, I'll be grateful for any advice.
c) I feel this approach will fail with ZEO, probably due to the inherent
complexity of maintaining multiple datafiles. Any comments or suggestions?

Thanks in advance.