EPrints: new installation

We are available for new EPrints installations:

  • on your server;
  • on a new server or vm in the cloud;
  • on a server or vm to be reinstalled from scratch.

EPrints: version update

Updating EPrints from one version to another must be done with great care by first preparing a secure backup of the database, software and uploaded documents and then updating the software.

In the case of major problems, you need to know how to restore the previous version using the backup.

In the case of updates to versions with significant changes to the software, it is useful to test a copy of the site to verify in advance the changes and possible problems together with the customer.

  • Version update to 2.x;
  • Version update to 3.x;
  • Version update to 2.x a 3.x;
  • update to the latest version

EPrints: improvement or change of the graphic theme

Sometimes there is a need to want to change a bad translation or a sentence with another but you don’t know how to do it.

You don’t like the graphic theme anymore or you want to make it similar to your main site but you don’t know how to do it.

Some graphic aspect is not satisfactory or you would be eliminating something but you are not able to do it yourself.

  • Change of graphic theme;
  • theme improvement;
  • change of some aspects of the CSS;
  • editing of incorrect translations or phrases.

EPrints: bugs and troubleshooting

Sometimes, compared to the installed version of EPrints, many bugs have already been fixed or some features have been added.

Sometimes instead you would like to do some things that the EPrints backoffice does not provide but which would be very useful such as:

  • fix any bugs found;
  • add or create a new plugin;
  • add a new authentication method;
  • change a translation;
  • upload limits and antivirus check;
  • use an antivirus on uploading documents;
  • use the IRStats2 plugin for statistics;
  • solve the problems of registering the DOI via DataCite;
  • automate data entry for H2020 projects;
  • have an OAI-PMH output compatible with the OpenAIRE guidelines in order to register your collection;
  • develop a feature not yet introduced in EPrints.

Service and data Backup

For security reasons and to ensure the continuity of your services, it is necessary to have a backup system that allows you to restore the service to a given moment of time identified as stable and not corrupted.

The backup can be implemented in different ways based on the customer’s choice such as:

  • backup to local disk (but in this way we will be at operator risk and viruses or hardware problems);
  • backup to corporate or remote NAS;
  • remote backup via software such as NetBackup or similar;
  • on a cloud space such as Amazon S3 or Glacier or others.

System monitoring

To understand in advance a problem that could occur or in any case to be able to quickly intervene on a malfunction it is necessary to have a monitoring system.

In the simplest cases, monitoring could only be internal to the server while in all other cases it would be useful to provide for both internal and external monitoring that includes notifications to the manager.

  • monitoring via cron of the operating system;
  • preparation of internal monitoring scripts;
  • monitoring by external service such as Icinga;
  • timely intervention to restore the problem detected.

IT consulting as System Administrator

For any need relating to your server we are at your complete disposal with immediate IT assistance for:

  • new installation;
  • update;
  • internal and external monitoring;
  • system backup;
  • remote scheduled backup;
  • any other need.