Best practices to setup a local development environment for already active site.

Jaspal Marok asked on September 27, 2018 14:55

I am trying to setup a local dev environment for an already active site, where exporting the site from the dashboard always gives an Data.ConnectionError for some reason, is there a workaround or a best practice to setup a development environment for an active site ?

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Dragoljub Ilic answered on September 27, 2018 15:34


The easiest will be to install same version of Kentico on your local environment and then restore your production database to your local instance. After that you should update connection string in web config and licence (when you open Kentico admin).

Best regards, Dragoljub

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Brenden Kehren answered on September 27, 2018 19:23

If you have full source code as well as a copy of the database or even remote access to the database, then simply set the site up in IIS on your local machine and point the site to the remote database. No need to do a fresh install of a site since you already have the source code.

Maybe specify what you have access to and don't have access to and I can provide some more info relative to your environent.

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