How to Move Between Servers Using Data.fs File in Windows
Data.fs is kind of a database file, containing the entire Zope site. All the content of any Plone site is stored in this data.fs file, that is normally located in Var directory. As it contains information about the entire site, it is enough to copy this file from one instance to another to move the instance, for example, from a local laptop to a Quintagroup hosted server.
In Windows this task can be carried out with the help of WinSCP program.
- There will be Data.fs file, the one we need, among a list of files
- Copy this file to the corresponding var folder at the server you move your instance to.
Important: When you backup Data.fs - please do it with repoze.py script. If you copy Data.fs with cp while Zope Instance is running you might get a broken database file.