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David Collier-Brown | Sat, 02 Mar 2013 16:05:31 UTC

A particularly convenient way to build the second system is to take a copy of a virtual machine.

At my old employer, we used to get copies of the production system to run with a fake database from QA, which we used for things like performance-testing of changes, and a for the developers to use as targets. The load-test machines were usually thrown away, but machines that were the successful targets of new builds were typically handed to QA for UAT, and then to ops for exposure testing.

Cloning machines is a wonderful way to make tests like yours easy.


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