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Techincal discussion of SilverStripe use on the NZ Govt Common Web Platform.

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Replicant module released

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James Goodman

Community Member, 1 Post

24 February 2014 at 10:02am

Edited: 08/04/2014 2:47pm

The team working on the beta have just released a module to help transfer databases between environments.
Once installed and configured replicant will allow you to select an environment to fetch a database from and restore it to a different environment.

Installation is as simple as running the following from your site directory:

composer require govtnz/replicant dev-master

The GitHub repository can be found here:


Forum Moderator, 240 Posts

28 February 2014 at 9:53am

excellent work, good to see govtnz participating in open source contributions.


Forum Moderator, 5521 Posts

1 March 2014 at 11:40am

Edited: 01/03/2014 11:40am

Great to see contributions coming out! Though always been sceptical at CMS direct access to the full database in terms of security.

Related to that, if you want to translate information across environments can be useful. More secure, handles assets as well.


Forum Moderator, 240 Posts

8 April 2014 at 2:46pm

You would need to ensure you have shell access in oder to use sspak too of course :)