I'm going to be doing a hosting migration from an old provider.
- I'm moving a live site and a testing site over.
- They both have separate Magento 1.9.3 back-ends and separate databases.
- I've made changes to the testing site (added a plugin) which has changed the schema of the database, and added some configuration code.
I now want to move the sites and databases over to the new host and merge my changes on test into the live site.
What I want to know:
Does Magento have some kind of migration tool that will allow me to preserve the up-to-date data in the live table, but apply the changes from test?
Or would it be best to re-install the plugins on the new site and then overwrite the files with the modified versions?
I noticed when I was moving the test site over, and refreshed the site before restoring the database, Magento appeared to populate itself. Is this the case with plugins?