This page could use a lot of work. For now, a few smaller deployment tips!
Our Development quick start guide recommends using zc.buildout, but this system is somewhat problematic for actual deployments (if a buildout goes badly, buildout removes all your packaging setup and your scripts in bin/ and other things... yuck :\). Use Virtualenv instead. In the future, all our docs will bet set up to recommend using Virtualenv.
You should almost certainly run MongoDB with Journaling on if you have a new enough version of MongoDB. (If you don't, maybe you should get a newer version!) Without journaling there's some risk you could lose data that isn't yet written to disk if MongoDB is shut down incorrectly.
Also, keep in mind the following assumptions MongoDB makes about your deployment environment
- 64-bit machine
- more than one server
- speed is more important than reliability, and journaling is off by default
Running MediaGoblin's web server and Celery separately
./lazyserver.sh is all good and well for debugging, but probably not for deployments. Instead, you should probably run