Build Tip – Database Naming

Just a quick tip. When building Commerce environments, select a different database name for each environment (Stage, Prod, etc), even if they are on different database servers. This will help you ensure that you(or developers or whoever else accesses the databases) never do something in the wrong environment. It adds a bit of complexity when you restore between different environments, but nothing that can’t be cured in the restore command. It will also help you know what database backups come from what environments if you end up with backup images in the same directory.

Choose a database name that is descriptive and meaningful to you (as much as you can in 8 characters).

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