[Archivesspace_Users_Group] [EXTERNAL] Test Instance

Huebschen, Alan M ahueb2 at uis.edu
Tue Jan 28 18:41:34 EST 2020

Hi Althea,

Whenever I set up a test instance I normally use CentOS in a virtual machine, copy the ArchivesSpace directory over to the /opt directory, and set up a local MySQL server on the same CentOS virtual machine. If you want a copy of your production database and it's running in MySQL you can use the mysqldump command to spit out a backup of your database, this can be loaded into the locally running virtual machine MySQL instance. In the config file you'll just need to change the database URL to localhost:3306/<insert connection details here>. These are just general guidelines, I'm not sure how Lyrasis handles their hosting but it should be pretty close. Virtual instances can be hosted on a personal computer or your university's servers depending on your use case.

There are some details about setting up an ASpace instance to run against MySQL here:


If you need more detail or have questions feel free to ask, I know this is rather vague especially if you don't have experience setting up something like this.


Brookens Library Information Systems

University of Illinois at Springfield

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Subject: [EXTERNAL] [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Test Instance

Good afternoon,
I am wondering if anyone can share their experience setting up a test instance. We are LYRASIS hosted and I am wondering how to set up a local test instance that mirrors the production instance.
Many thanks!
Althea Topek
Library Associate for Collection Management
Tulane University Special Collections
Jones Hall 202, New Orleans, LA 70118
504-247-1363 | atopek at tulane.edu<mailto:atopek at tulane.edu>

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