[Portfolio] Backing up OSP

Sean Keesler sean at keesler.org
Mon Jun 15 10:03:34 PDT 2009

A GA and I at Syracuse created an attempt at an ERD for 2.4 (see attached).
It omits the bits with resources...

You can wallpaper your bathroom with it, use it as a desk blotter or hang it
behind your desk to show off.  :)
I haven't maintained it...but maybe we should....I look at it fondly from
time to time to remind myself how confusing this all is.

Glad to hear you ironed it out. In fact, it would be great to post how you
fixed it. I imagined it being pretty difficult.


On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 12:27 PM, Marc Zaldivar <mzaldiva at exchange.vt.edu>wrote:

>  All,
> I wanted to see if we could open up this discussion, perhaps on this list
> or on confluence/Jira too, about the state of the OSP archives.
> We did manage to recoup from losing some stuff — thankfully nothing too
> vital, but caused by fairly innocent site mismanagement.  I can fill anyone
> in on the details off list.
> But what it really brought to my attention is that the Site Archive tool
> does not handle OSP, and we have no effective back up of student portfolios,
> populated matrices, etc.
> Since I’m relatively new to the community, I’m interested in some back
> story: has this been attempted?   What steps have been taken or are
> currently underway?
> What strategies are other universities using?
> I’ve taken some other precautions behind the scenes, such as switching the
> permissions for deletion for ALL roles to be off by default.  We’ve also put
> in a deletion work-around that only lets site creators delete sites, which
> helps us with OSP because we build 90% of those portfolio sites.
> Finally, is there anything like a datamap or Entity Relational Diagram for
> all of the OSP tables showing how stuff is related?  This seems like it’d be
> very helpful if thinking about any kind of manual restoration process.
> Thanks for your help!
> Marc
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