We made a development copy of the Magento 2 site and we upgraded all the extensions and Magento 2 itself. Then we ran tests in order to make sure everything is working in development installation.
Do we have to do the same upgrade steps in the live production installation too or could we just copy the database from the production version to the development version and Magento would then handle upgrading database? Then we would just move the development version to be the new production version. Would this be the easiest way of handling system upgrade and would it work?
What would you recommend?