Want to Checkout solutions to ease the maintenance of a Drupal Website VOTE FOR my DrupalCon Session at http://chicago2011.drupal.org/sessions/maintaining-codebase-and-updates-drupal-website
Questions answered by this session would include:
How to have a Drupal update process that is people independent and totally maintained under version control?
How to use Drush to improve the Update Deployment Process for a Drupal website?
What are Features and Strongram modules?
How to use update.php to trigger database script updates? What are the cache flush routines that need to be called after the database updates?
What are status of Drush, Features modules in Drupal 7?