I have a development environment that consists of a production, staging and development servers that host SharePoint 2010 or 2013 as well as SQL Server 2008 R2. These each need to have relevant data, though there is limited bandwidth and hardware price restrictions that we must abide by.
Is there any way we can take a small portion of production data, and transfer it to our staging and development environments? And by small portion, I mean, say, the last month of data. So the storage impacts will be minimal as well as time consumption to do additional backups and/or transfer times. Our production database is a couple terabytes.
- Limited bandwidth for transfers between domains (prod -> dev)
- Huge database sizes
- SharePoint: simply keeping the schema and having the last month of updated data will cause a lot of orphaned / corrupted data, so there has to be some kind of seeded data to keep integrity
The overall goal is to reduce the database size of development and staging servers, while being able to capture the most recent data.
Preferred solutions; scripts or software.