How do I copy the server config and files?

We have purchased two linode servers. One is hosting a cpanel and live drupal website and the 2nd was purchased for our development team. Can someone tell me how to replicate the live server configuration and data to the development server?

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If you want an exact replica of the live server, you can use the Linode backup service to take a snapshot of the live server and restore it over the top of the development server.

This will bring up an identical copy, so any configured static IPs, hostname and credentials will be the same. The Linode Network Helper (if enabled on your account) should sort out the IP for you.

If you don’t want an exact replica, you will need to start by installing the relevant software on your development server, then manually transfer the files and databases you need across using SSH, Rsync, etc.


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