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Synchronise local and "live" installs (4 posts)

  1. vavroom
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hello all,

    Wanting to pick your brains here, hope someone has an idea for me :)

    I'm going to use WordPress to build an application to keep track of notes for a research project I'm working on (bit like using virtual index cards, able to sort and search and classify, etc). So far so good.

    The problem comes from the fact that I'll need to be able to access this on several different machines, including some not my own, hence I need the information on a live site. At the same time, I'll need to be able to enter and use the information on a laptop, not connected to the 'net.

    What I need to be able to do is to synchronise the database between the local laptop install and the live install on the 'net. If it was just doing it a couple times, I could mess around with phpmyadmin, but as I'm likely to need to sync data a few times a week.

    Any idea on how to approach this particular problem?

  2. Alex Cragg
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    have a look at Adobe's Apollo, you could build some software yourself like the ebay model?! an easy option would be to just write in wordpad and copy it over when your connected. But seriously, if you build a desktop version of wordpress on Apollo, a lot of people will love you!

  3. vavroom
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    epicalex, thanks for your response, but what you're suggesting is beyond my skills, and probably overkill.

    I'm going to be using WordPress both on the live site and on my laptop. On the laptop, I will run Xampp to have the "live" environment I need.

    Besides, I'm on Ubuntu... Don't think (at first glance) that their Apollo works on a *nix variant.

  4. vavroom
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Anyone with a flash of brilliant insight?

    Obviously, writing a simple query to insert new data from one DB to the other is in order, and a DB extraction of the data could be done relatively easily on the live server.

    Maybe not so easily on the local machine, but then, maybe so...

    Bears thinking about some more.

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