During the development phase a team of developers would collaborate and work on customization of Web Space Server. Customization might include creating or modifying portlets, hooks, themes, layouts and pages. Out of all these artifacts, the pages are stored in the database while others can be deployed in WAR file format. For the first time production cut-over, the database from the development environment can be exported and imported into the production environment.
The following is the process involved:
Generate the WAR files for custom portlets, themes, layouts and hooks and deploy them to the production Web Space Server. These WAR files need to be placed in the hot deploy area.
Export the database from the development environment.
Import the database that has been exported in the previous step into the production environment.