Clone your production environment instantly

I am super excited to announce that we have released our "clone environment" feature. It is a massive update!! With one click, you can duplicate an existing environment. The cloning environment has been a significant feature expected by our customers and users for a long time. Thanks to our beta testers and our team for making it live for everyone. 
Romaric Philogène

Romaric Philogène

October 28, 2021 · 2 min read
Clone your production environment instantly - Qovery
Written byRomaric Philogène

Romaric Philogène

CEO and co-founder of Qovery. Romaric has 10+ years of experience in R&D. From the Ad-Tech to the financial industry, he has deep expertise in highly-reliable and performant systems.

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Cloning environment use cases

First, I have to refresh your mind on what an environment is. An environment is a combination of multiple applications and databases working altogether. It is pretty typical for a company to have a production and a staging environment. The notion of "environment" is a primary concept in Qovery. Every single application belongs to an environment.

When it comes to mimicking the behavior of an existing environment, cloning makes sense. Then you get an exact copy of your applications, databases, environment variables, and secrets. 

"Environment 1 clone" is the clone of "Environment 1"
"Environment 1 clone" is the clone of "Environment 1"

Here are some excellent use cases where cloning an environment makes sense.

Test production migration

Did you ever experience a lousy migration? Reproducing a migration in the same condition is the best way to prevent critical failure when doing it for real. With Qovery, you can clone your production environment, migrate on your cloned environment, validate your changes, then delete your cloned environment. You are safe and ready to migrate your production environment.

Mirror production for debugging

We have all been there, trying to reproduce a nasty bug in production, reported by a customer, and complex to solve it because of the risk of changing your customer data. Getting the same condition to reproduce a bug and fixing it is mandatory. With Qovery, you can clone your production environment, debug on your cloned environment without risking modifying your customer data, fix it, and then smoothly release the fix in production. 

Sales demo environments

There is no better way to close a sale than by letting your customers experience your product – exactly as it should be experienced.

Creating up-to-date demos for your customers can be a burden to maintain and difficult to execute. Release Environments allow you to create isolated demo environments for your customers on-demand, free from the impact and interference of other demos.

What is coming next?

In a coming release, you will be able to choose if you want to seed your database or not while cloning. Stay in touch.

Read our "clone environment" documentation

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