We have set up and configured a development instance of dspace 1.8 (jspui) that has been tested and approved to go into production. 

What is the best practice for copying a fully customized and configured instance of dspace over to a new server for each of the following cases?


1.       Instance including all of the content (ie bitstreams) – basically a full replication from one server to another.

2.       Instance including  no items or bitstreams, but all of the Communities and Collections.  Basically the “structure” without items.


Any information or documentation you can provide will be greatly appreciated.


Cathy Cronin

NASA Langley Research Center