I've been asking by a friend to develop his Magento site. His site is already up and running. And he is going to give me the access to the server that hosting his Magento site.
In order to develop some new features, I need to somehow clone his running Magento to a development environment.
Usually, I hosted all my Magento instance on Amazon AWS and I'll just clone the instance and then launch another instance for development. Its easy to do it in AWS...
Anyone have any guidelines here that can help me? Maybe some blog teaching me how to clone an running Magento into a development environment?
thank you guys. Here Let me make the case more clear:
- Is the code under version control? -- no
- Has the Magento site any modifications? -- Maybe
- Does it use third-party modules? -- Pretty sure it does,
- Do you know how to create a database backup? -- I have full access to the db and certainly I can create a backup.