Using production data on your staging stack


This documentation set has been merged with the Maestro Version 2 documentation and is officially deprecated. These pages will be redirected to their equivalents in that doc set within the next few weeks.

  1. Share your production database with the staging stack, which would allow read/write access to the database from your staging enviroment. In this scenario, we strongly urge you to look closely at how you will avoid writing incorrect data to the production database.
  2. Setup a master/slave database on the production stack and connect to the slave from the staging stack. This would only allow read access, so may not be suitable.
  3. Use the database import feature to copy your production database to the staging database. This is perhaps the best alternative, as you’re not working directly with your production database.