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Plone 3 for Education by Erik Rose

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Chapter 10. Maintenance, Backups, and Upgrades

Once you have a production-quality Plone site up and running, there are a few routine tasks that will keep it running smoothly. And, if your server should ever unexpectedly become a smoking hole in the ground, it's nice to have reliable backups on hand. This chapter shows how to do the periodic tasks that will keep you out of trouble; give your users a smooth, uninterrupted experience; and keep Plone and your add-on products up to date.

Pack the ZODB

The first of the periodic maintenance tasks is packing the Zope database.

Why to pack

First, a little background.

Zope's object database, ZODB, is one of its most compelling features. Automatically translating Plone's Python objects to on-disk representations, ...

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