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How to sync staging and production database? I have staging database and i want to sync it with production database. Production database contains new customers and sales order. I dont want to replace customers and sales orders tables. What is the correct way to import staging database into production database without replacing orders and new customers.

** I know there are lot of magento stores and every one is dealing with same kind of situation.Please share correct way of doing this. Thanks

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It is possible to do this through the magerun2 command db:dump which makes it possible to strip tables from your database dump.

Below a small description about the Strip option (Use the --help flag for more information)

Strip option
  If you like to skip data of some tables you can use the --strip option.
  The strip option creates only the structure of the defined tables and
  forces `mysqldump` to skip the data.

  Separate each table to strip by a space.
  You can use wildcards like * and ? in the table names to strip multiple
  tables. In addition you can specify pre-defined table groups, that start
  with an

  Example: "dataflow_batch_export unimportant_module_* @log

     $ n98-magerun.phar db:dump --strip="@stripped"


Available Table Groups
  @admin         Admin tables.
  @log           Log tables.
  @sessions      Database session tables.
  @stripped      Standard definition for a stripped dump (logs, sessions).
  @sales         Sales data (orders, invoices, creditmemos etc).
  @quotes        Cart (quote) data.
  @customers     Customer data - Should not be used without @sales.
  @trade         Current trade data (customers and orders). You usally do not
                 want those in developer systems..
  @development   Removes logs and trade data so developers do not have to work
                 with real customer data.
  @ee_changelog  Changelog tables of new indexer since EE 1.13.
  @search        Search related tables.
  @idx           Tables with _idx suffix.
  • correct me if i am wrong. Using this command do i need to first replace production database with staging database so that our staging database remains updated (with all customers and orders etc). Then i will make changes (add/update/remove products or edit configurations ,change shipping etc) in staging database . After that i dump staging database(--by skipping orders and customers tables) and import it in production (live) database. – Ashar Riaz Dec 3 '18 at 12:25
  • Theoretically speaking I think so. But I always recommend to create a full database backup of your product (live) database – Mr. Lewis Dec 3 '18 at 12:43
  • yes we will create backup before any change in database. I will try your solution and will accept your answer if everything works good. If possible please add some more steps of using magerun2. thanks – Ashar Riaz Dec 3 '18 at 12:46

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