Migrating into multisite

Quite often in my role as a Solutions Architect at Acquia, I'll see customers looking to bring sites under the multisite banner in order to enact a more controlled code governance model. Amalgamating codebases allows for a more controlled site development experience where 50 different sites can be thought of…

Playing with augeas for fun and profit

Contrary to what Wikipedia says, the Augeas I'm using isn't at all related to the 5th labour of Hercules. Rather, it's a configuration editing tool and Puppet resource type used primarily to alter and control config files. After recently adding control of /root/.my.cnf to the manifests managing all…

When APC appears to fail Drupal

There are quite a large number of resources on the internet that exist due to the error that springs up on Drupal sites with APC enabled: Cannot redeclare class insertquery_mysql in /path/to/drupal/includes/database/database.inc on line 1774.Whilst many of them provide work arounds like…