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Keeping a development site in sync with a live site

April 02, 2012 11:53am

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  • #1 / Apr 02, 2012 11:53am

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    Antenna

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    Hi,

    I recently made a copy of a client’s site on another server so I could try out adding a few new features without risk of breaking the live site* - I followed this tutorial.

    My question is how do I keep things in sync between the two versions of the site? Is it a matter of following the entire process in the tutorial every time, or are there just certain files / directories that I need to copy across (as well as the database)?

    (*I realise I really need to implement a ‘development server’—> ‘staging server’—> ‘live server’ setup for my projects, but I’m still trying to get my head round everything - so if anyone has any advice or links to tutorials in this department it would be greatly appreciated)

    Many thanks,

    Andy

  • #2 / Apr 05, 2012 2:22pm

    johnHoysa

    79 posts

    Have you tried using Github? Here is a link I just posted to an other post with the same general question -
    http://hivelogic.com/articles/deploying-expressionengine-github-capistrano/

    Hope this helps.

  • #3 / Apr 13, 2012 11:19am

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    Antenna

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    Thanks for that link,  John. Looks like I’ve got some reading & learning to do! grin

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