I have two self hosted WordPress sites, 1st marketing.mfa-inc.com 2nd marketing.test.mfa-inc.com; I need to copy 1st(prod) to 2nd(test) to synchronize sites.
moving forward, I need 1. to have a way to regularly backup the two sites, and 2. develop a migration strategy to have planed implementations of test to production change control. Initial strategy is to 1. Sync current prod to test, and then have a planned migration as we develop on test and place planned changes to production. 2. Initiate a backup strategy to allow for regular backups.
With that being said,
A) I have looked at Duplicator, but not sure what version to use, initial thought is to use the free version but having trouble using it, is this a recommended way to go?
B) The websites are installed using IIS 8.0, can I use the Import/Export functions of IIS8 to perform my migrations? Not sure how to implement a full website name change to accomplish this.