I added some files through "File management" in editor mode in my local web site, then I deploied my web site to test server. My deployment steps are:
(1) copy my whole development database to test server.
(2) copy my web site files to test server.
Most functions worked well, but I found that I can't open the files I uploaded. I have tried to copy files in VPP from my computer to test server, but I still can't open these files. Where these files are put ? I checked data tables, it seems that they are not in database.
Can anybody help me, giving me some guildlines about deployment is appreciated.
By default EPiServer is installed with 3 Virtual Path Providers: "PageFolder", "Global" and "Documents". The path to their physical location on disk is found in web.config under virtualPath settings.
Make sure you copy all VPP content from your dev enviroment to the test server. You should also check that the VPP setup on your test server is pointing to the correct folders.
You think that's hard? Try getting a version of EPiServer set up on a developer machine when it's an earlier version than the one you're using (e.g. it's CMS 4 and you use CMS 5).
You have to uninstall 5, and then when you reinstall it, it protests and the EPiServer indexing service doesn't comply with any instructions now. It's corrupted :-(