Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Database Upgrade Links

Around August last year I started to put together some notes on writing database upgrade scripts. It was kicked off after a discussion with Wilfred van der Deijl, based on experiences on my current project where I honestly we've got it about as right as it ever needs to be.

For a while now I've been fiddling with FeedDigest to try to get it to categorise my entries so that I can produce a summary page, and I've finally given up. So instead, I've put this entry together. It's just a link page to each of my database upgrade entries... I hope it's of use!


APC said...

Hi Robert

The link to Dealing With Code is broken.

Cheers, APC

Rob Baillie said...


Cheers for the heads up!

markusda said...


I've been reading your various posts on your Patch Runner and we are very intrigued as we are in great need of establishing a process for maintaining our DB upgrade scripts.

That said, could you somehow provde some examples: i.e of your patch runner implementation, the various (4?) scripts, table structures, etc? This would be monst incredibly helpful, and prevent us from repeating the same mistakes you MAY have encountered