Another Way To Clone 9 1 Production To Dev Test

Here is another way to clone 9.1 from a production server to a dev/test server.

Overview of the clone process:

  1. Prepare all environments - all environments on same patch level, everything backed up, database and app servers.
  2. Export production database schema to a zipped file
  3. Export dev/test resource information to an XML file or other methods.
  4. Delete dev/test database schema
  5. Import production database into dev/test instance
  6. Copy the database key file
  7. Scrub sensitive production data (if you don't do this your dev/test system will provision production resources)
  8. Import dev/test resource information into environment.
  9. Start app dev/test server and verify

More details to come…

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