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Installing a Development Server

When developing locally, your Drupal site resides in your isle-dc/codebase folder and is bind-mounted into your Drupal container. This lets you update code using the IDE of your choice on your host machine, and the changes are automatically reflected on the Drupal container.

Getting Started

If you don't already have a Drupal site, you'll be given a basic setup using Drupal 9 and the Islandora install profile.

If you do already have a Drupal site, use git to clone it into place as the codebase folder.

cd /path/to/isle-dc
git clone codebase

Now you'll need to tell isle-dc to look for it by setting the ENVIRONMENT variable in your .env file. If you don't have one, copy over sample.env and name it .env. Then set


If your site includes exported configuration from drush config:export, then you'll also need to set


Once you are ready, run

make local

to install the Drupal site in your codebase folder and spin up all the other containers with it.

Enjoy your Islandora instance! Check out the basic usage documentation to see all the endpoints that are available and how to do things like start and stop Islandora.

Last update: July 23, 2021