I'm sure you've been in this spot. Client has a QA and a Prod environment, but over time they stopped using best practices, and they have only been authoring content/template changes in Prod, nothing in QA.
Sitecore version 8.2.
I want QA to match Prod in preparation for a large project.
What's the approach to get QA to match Prod?
- Is it generally just copy the DB's and that's it for all Sitecore content/templates/config?
- What DB's should I move over to QA? All of them? Any gotchas after moving the DB's?
- Any hope for moving over PDF's/images/other media to QA that were only uploaded and used in Prod thus-far? (I assume media files are NOT stored in the DB, but don't know how to verify)
- Any hope for moving over custom code to QA (since Prod has had different code deployed to it over time)?