Old posts from the Dupal site have finally been added




I’ve finally added the old material from the previous incarnation of the site. It’s one of those tasks you hate doing, as it’s fraught with opportunity for error and really messing up the site. I was looking at a post somewhere else on migrating a Drupal 6 site to WordPress 2 and thought there was a way to do the work, install a fairly old WordPress on a different machine, grab the old backup I made before the migration and upgrade that to Drupal 6 and follow the procedure and then upgrade the WordPress install. It worked, or at least as well as could be expected. I did lose the authors of a couple of posts, and I need to go back and see if they re-registered with the site so I can change them back. At present all old posts are authored by ocuug.

If anyone is interested in the process of doing something like this, the instructions I followed are at the Social CMS Buzz site.

Of course, now that I’ve done this site, I have a different site to address that has info from multiple CMS engines to import. At the very least, it will make an interesting discussion topic for a future meeting. I also noticed, far too late to stop the flood, that the automated announce a post on twitter was enabled when I imported the old data and as a result, a large series of tweets went out. Yet another item to add to the how to migrate items checklist. At least I don’t have that turned on yet at the other site.

April Meeting – note change in meeting night!

Thursday April 14 @ 18:00

The April meeting will be held on the second Thursday of the month. We are moving back to the original night as the prior move did not assist in gathering new faces. We've been pretty consistent at 4-6 people every month. As everyone on the mailing list should know, we re-branded ourselves in January as the Ottawa Canada BSD Users Group, given the group membership and to that end we have another public face, ocbug.ca. Read the rest of this entry »

September Meeting just passed…

Due to a miscalculation, I was off by a week in my reminder post to the mailing list and didn't even update this site. We had the meeting Wednesday, September 15, 2010. The next meeting should be: Wednesday, October 20, 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

August Meeting 2010

The August Meeting is almost upon us. Just as a reminder, Wednesday (August 18) is the third Wednesday of the month. For those who do not remember, that means the Ottawa-Carleton Unix Users Group gets together for an evening of conversation, beverages and food (not necessarily in that order). Come out and share a story, bring a question, lurk, maybe even score some odd/old hardware... Show up to find out more! We are looking at a re-branding to better emphasize the fact that the only long term members are BSD people, so expect a few changes in the near future. Read the rest of this entry »

BSDCan 2010

BSDCan 2010 registration is open. If you haven't heard about it, it's the Canadian BSD Conference. visit www.bsdcan.org for more information. Read the rest of this entry »
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