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Support #14250

migrate new site to old url

Added by scott voth 6 months ago. Updated 5 months ago.

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Resolved
Priority name:
Normal
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Category name:
Support
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Start date:
2021-03-29
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Description

The John Jay MPA Program has a new site (https://mpaprogram.commons.gc.cuny.edu/) and would like to switch its url to the old site with the familiar URL -> https://jjcmpa.commons.gc.cuny.edu/. If they deleted the old site, could they then clone the site to the old URL? Would that URL be available, even though it was previously used. Is there a better way?

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#1 Updated by Boone Gorges 6 months ago

  • Status changed from New to Reporter Feedback
  • Target version set to Not tracked

It's not possible for users to delete a site and then for the URL to be freed up. When a user deletes a site, the site is flagged as "deleted" in the database, but not totally removed, so the URL is still reserved.

It's possible for me to delete a site altogether, making the URL available. In this case, I would recommend instead changing the URL of the old site, to ensure the migration. So:

1. I modify https://jjcmpa.commons.gc.cuny.edu/ so that the URL is https://jjcmpa-legacy.commons.gc.cuny.edu/ (or something like that)
2. The JJMPA team creates a new site at https://jjcmpa.commons.gc.cuny.edu/ and migrates content over
3. The JJMPA team marks https://jjcmpa-legacy.commons.gc.cuny.edu/ as private, since it's only for historical purposes

If it would be helpful for the team, I can help to streamline this a bit:

1. I modify https://jjcmpa.commons.gc.cuny.edu/ so that the URL is https://jjcmpa-legacy.commons.gc.cuny.edu/ (or something like that)
2. I modify https://mpaprogram.commons.gc.cuny.edu/ so that the URL is https://jjcmpa.commons.gc.cuny.edu/ (in other words, URL musical chairs)
3. The JJMPA team marks https://jjcmpa-legacy.commons.gc.cuny.edu/ as private, since it's only for historical purposes

Step 2 is quick for me, and would save the team some trouble. But it means that the site at mpaprogram.commons will be gone (because it will have become jjcmpa)

Let me know how you want to proceed.

#2 Updated by scott voth 6 months ago

I heard back from Adam on this and he likes proposal No. 2.

1. I modify https://jjcmpa.commons.gc.cuny.edu/ so that the URL is https://jjcmpa-legacy.commons.gc.cuny.edu/ (or something like that)
2. I modify https://mpaprogram.commons.gc.cuny.edu/ so that the URL is https://jjcmpa.commons.gc.cuny.edu/ (in other words, URL musical chairs)
3. The JJMPA team marks https://jjcmpa-legacy.commons.gc.cuny.edu/ as private, since it's only for historical purposes

When you have time, please proceed. Thanks!

#3 Updated by Boone Gorges 5 months ago

Sounds good. I've made the swap. Let the users know, and let me know if they experience any issues.

#4 Updated by scott voth 5 months ago

  • Status changed from Reporter Feedback to Resolved

Adam is very happy and expresses his thanks. Closing this for now.

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