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From Rakesh Vidyadharan <rak...@sptci.com>
Subject Re: Repository storage structure change, exportSystemView and importXML
Date Fri, 12 Feb 2010 13:16:55 GMT
I think the issue may be that the export also includes the protected /jcr:system node.  See
if you can export just your /xxx nodes...


On 12 Feb 2010, at 06:21, Fabián Mandelbaum wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm using JR 1.4. While developing my application there's been changes
> to some nodes (mix:lockable added), and there were some stored nodes
> that are not needed anymore (for example, nt:file nodes stored on /).
> I have no custom nodes defined, am only using nt:file , nt:folder and
> nt:unstructured for all the rest.
> I need to migrate an old repository to the new storage schema. This
> requirement may hold true for future versions of my own system (ex: V3
> vs. V2), as the system evolves. The strategy I'm currently trying (if
> you know of a better one, please let me know), is the following:
> 1) exportSystemView of the whole repo: session.exportSystemView("/",
> os, false, false);
> 2) perform an XSLT transformation (for example with xsltproc) and a
> custom XSL that will remove/add/modify nodes as needed, according to
> the changes between old and new repo storage structure: xsltproc
> migrate.xsl repoExport.xml > newRepo.xml
> 3) Import newRepo.xml into the existing old repo:
> session.importXML("/", is,
> Step nbr 3) is throwing an exception stating that protected nodes
> cannot be overwritten (which sounds fine from a data integrity point
> of view, but throws this strategy out of the window).
> I guess that if instead of using an existing repo for step 3, I create
> a new empty one, and then try to import over it, things won't change
> much because the new empty repo will already have protected  nodes
> (those under /jcr:system, for example).
> So, what can I do to 'fix' this? Start the import 'somewhere else'
> instead of at "/" (how would I eliminate nodes that are stored there
> and I don't need anymore)? Forget about this strategy and write a
> small program that makes the modifications "by hand" (as oposed to an
> automated import) every time I need to migrate an old repo storage
> structure?
> Am I using the right APIs? Is importXML the counterpart to exportSystemView?
> Too many questions, I know... but I'm kinda stuck.
> Thanks in advance for your answers.
> -- 
> Fabián Mandelbaum
> IS Engineer

Rakesh Vidyadharan
President & CEO
Sans Pareil Technologies, Inc.

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