I’m planning to convert my MySQL database from utf8 to utf8mb4 for emoji support. As I’m afraid to run the corresponding scripts on my production database, I tried to find out if I can use the staging feature to test the conversion scripts.
There’s one cloudways kb article* which explains the staging feature. But this article doesn’t explain if the staging environment contains an own database which should be a copy of the production database. I suppose the stage environment is connected to the production database as there’s following hint on the kb article: “We suggest you take backup in case you are pushing Database to the Live Application.”
Does anyone know, if a staging environment also contains a copy of my production databse?
Thanks in advance