Sand and Prod Reconcilliation

I am going to start doing a manual audit of my Sand and Prod environments to make sure the code base is the same, installed and enabled modules are consistent and theming is relatively close. Since these environments run on completely different platforms, (Prod on hosted VM in Virginia at the awesome Blackmesh Hosting Company, Sand here in Memphis on VMWare player) I am doing a weekly audit to make sure that the environments mimic each other as closely as possible.

Audit Complete – 132 of 152 modules installed/enabled.

Sites/all/libraries the same

status report shows all systems running properly

Centos-6.3 at same levels.

2 thoughts on “Sand and Prod Reconcilliation”

  1. Hey there! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any problems
    with hackers? My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing a few months
    of hard work due to no back up. Do you have any methods
    to stop hackers?


    1. The best method for keeping hackers away from your stuff is making your passwords fairly complex. here is an easy way to do that.

      Come up with a sentence like “i love my kids more than words” then turn it into an acronym. “ilmkmtw”. then, substitute some of the letters that look like symbols, for those symbols. “!lmkmtw” now your password is strong. and try to change them on a regular basis.
      finally, keep a db like keepass of all your accounts and passwords. that will encourage you to not simplify your passwords. it’s a pain, but it is a small price for a safe, productive internet. Good luck!


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