[Zope] merging zodb's

Ricardo Newbery ric at digitalmarbles.com
Tue Apr 1 18:29:21 EDT 2008

On Apr 1, 2008, at 3:29 PM, David Bear wrote:

> I have a zodb from a dead zope instance that I wanted to merge in to  
> another
> running zope. I thought I could use a mount point to do this and  
> just specify
> the old zodb for the storage in my mount point.
> alas, this did not work as expect. After making the modification in my
> zope.conf like this:
> <zodb_db support >
>    # ssw file store
>    <filestorage>
>      path $INSTANCE/var/srvx-Data.fs
>    </filestorage>
>    mount-point /support
> </zodb_db>
> And then restarting zope and adding the mount point -- I see nothing
> underneath it.
> So, I assume this is NOT a valid way to merge to zodb's together?
> Does anyone have an suggestions on a way I might combine 2 zodb's?

This is not well documented but I believe you can only mount a subitem  
from the database, not the root of the database.  So rename the mount  
point to the name of the subitem you want to mount and I think it  
should work.


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