XWiki Implementation Project

XWiki Project Gets Closer to Migration

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The XWiki Implementation Project has entered its next phase and is working through the technical aspects of migrating years of posts and updates to our campus wiki system. The main goal of the phase to provide a seamless migration for all spaces. The migration team is working with the vendor to find the right balance of downtime and performance—targeting end of February for the switch.

While we would like to keep the Wiki migration time under 3 days, current testing has revealed that it may take closer to a week for the full content migration to complete. The project team will continue to investigate solutions and optimizations with the vendor.

To reduce the user impact of this change, the development environment may be made available while the production environment is kept in read-only mode. Once the migration hurdles have been cleared, the team will communicate to space owners that they should pause any additional page edits. The timeline and steps for handling any additional edits that might be needed after the migration start date will also be communicated at that time.

As we get closer to the migration date, we will share with all of the campus when outage and implementation dates are determined, plus communicate directly to space owners the expectations for the migration and new training resources made available for the XWiki platform. For details and questions, please visit the  XWiki Implementation Project page at smu.edu/oit/governance/current-projects/xwiki.

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Ian Aberle

Ian Aberle is an Adobe Creative Educator and the Senior IT Communications Specialist & Trainer for the Office of Information Technology (OIT). For over 25 years, he has helped the SMU community use technology and implement digital and web media through multiple roles with the Digital Commons, SMU STAR Program, and now OIT. Ian enjoys photography and road trips with his family in his free time.