Database Migration

Welcome to the Public Happiness Movement! We’ve been working through a long process to try and fix our Mongo DB Atlas Database. While I was exploring other solutions I met @JordinParma who has kindly offered to host our databases on his servers, and we expect that the migration will solve our issues (if not there will also be a bug hunt).

The migration can either be a new DB set up and then Jordin will clone the DB from our dump files, or a full migration. I’ll let you discuss and decide which option is best here.

publichappinessmovement.com is our meta site for building projects to help, brightertomorrowmap.com is for helping people who are homeless, and we also have a test server for developers to sandbox in.

We document everything we build in the documentation section here and it would be great if you can do the same so others wanting to complete a task that intersects your work can jump right in and see how things are set up. There should be fairly complete (i hope) documentation on the current build there.

If you’d like to know more about the bug there is some background reading here:

  1. MongoDB, Atlas, and verifying our deployments
  2. General Discussion - #70 by AndyatFocallocal (@zofrex who made the migration from mLab to Mongo’s Atlas recorded their steps and progress at the top here)

It would be helpful if you could reply here with a little overview of your skill set, to help each other get to know who is in this team.