Hello to the community,
I would like to create a staging version of my website.
I followed the Cloudways guide: https://support.cloudways.com/create-staging-environment-site/?utm_source=Platformkb&utm_medium=kbsearch
It’s easy to setup.
However, considering the big size of the website I wish to copy (25gb) and the available size on my server (28gb). I would like to duplicate the application but without heavy folder to make it lighter. Do you know a way of doing it?
Yesterday, I created a staging version with everything included, so it was very heavy, and my Cloudways free disk available was quite limited (3gb) which made the server slow. To make it better, I decided to remove the big folder manually via Filezilla but it was taking too much time…after 1 hour it wasn’t done (looks like removing heavy files isn’t that easy). I had to stop the process and removed directly the staging website on Cloudways admin. So now I’m back to normal, with no staging website.
What are my options?
-> recreate a staging website and remove the big folder the quickway? how to?
-> create a staging website where I can select the folders I want to duplicate?
I hope I’m clear,
Thanks a lot,