Drupal is a great foundation for so many types of web sites. The Drupal community continuously improves its core and the growing list of add-on modules to extend functionality and improve security. If you manage several Drupal sites, all of this extending and improving can make keeping Drupal up-to-date a time-consuming task. Here are a few notes about how I maintain my Drupal and a few shell scripts I've created to streamline the process.
I previously wrote about a couple of bash scripts I wrote to manage Drupal core and module updates via SVN. While those scripts handle the basics pretty well, I realized that I needed to get to know Drush. I have a few Drupal upgrade project's coming up, so I spent the past few days getting familiar with Drush. Here's what I've learned so far.