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Clone production Sharepoint 2010 server to Developmet environment - steps? help?

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 24, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

Greetings all,

I'd really appreciate some thoughts and suggestions about how to make a clone of our Sharepoint 2010 Production environment that we can use for testing and development.

At the moment, we are likely to have two different servers (Production is a much more expensive, powerful server) for the scenarios; so if we make a direct clone, the Windows OS files would be upset.

Would it be enough to simply copy the Windows Shared files into the Dev system (taking all modifications with it) and the db into a cloned db?

If not, what are the things we'll have to consider, and/or has anyone accomplished this yet?

Thanks for your tips and suggestions!


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