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Proper Development Methodology - in Reverse?

3 years 5 months ago #124773 by mefree
I migrated my D7 site last week from (example)
mainsite.org/test to
mainsite.org
(hosted by Siteground)

I do NOT want to continue doing development or test on the Live site. I need to copy the current site to either:
1) Acquia Dev Desktop (on my Macbook), or
2) Pantheon sandbox (already have an account), or
3) Acquia Cloud Sandbox (don't have an account)

This way I could follow the appropriate 3 stage devel/deploy - develop, test, live

Which approach makes the most sense and how would I accomplish this? Is that what the Backup and Migrate module would be used for?
thanks,
Mark

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3 years 5 months ago #124781 by Nick
Hi Mark,

Key question, what types of changes are you wanting to keep track of? Does your site have any data on live site that involves user submissions (e.g. forum posts, blog comments, user account creation, etc)?

We're looking forward to helping.

Kind regards,
Nick

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3 years 5 months ago #124790 by mefree
Nick, et all,
The site is currently deployed at Release 1 - admin stuff and anon visitors.
I'd be adding Announcements and Calendar events.
No plan for extensive code development, but future content could include hundreds of downloadable docs.
So, do I need Release Mgt with Git now? Or, just regular backups? Oh, BTW, I have backed up to Nodesquirrel.
BTW, here's my User Stories and Release Plan -
docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1p17Lqrpg...emw/edit?usp=sharing
Mark

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3 years 5 months ago #124792 by Daniel Pickering
Replied by Daniel Pickering on topic Proper Development Methodology - in Reverse?
Hi Mark,

You can use scheduler to automatically release content.

You can backup your site in a number of ways but I recommend using Git personally to sync the content and provide version control.

Thanks,
Daniel

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