How do you populate your development databases?
Jared Silver Oct 9 '17
For small projects, it's very easy -- if not always good practice -- to grab a copy of the production database and save it locally for use in development.
However, as a project grows, this becomes increasingly more time consuming and increasingly more unsafe (as individual team members should probably not be walking around with tons of actual user data on their local machines).
Further, for organizations that are open source, it certainly doesn't make sense to freely distribute copies of production data to anyone who wants it.
So, my question to you is this: how do you populate your development databases?