As you recall, at the start of this lesson, it is not advisable to roll out updates on the production environment immediately. That is before testing these elsewhere, on either staging or development.
This leads us to our next step. We have to now copy the current version of the site on the production environment to either the staging. We could also use the development environment if staging has some other work.
If your site has all three environments, clone production to the staging environment to do the updates and testing. You could also clone to development in a case where the staging has “Work In Progress”.
If your site has two environments. That is Production and Staging or Production and Development. Use the secondary environment for updates and testing before rolling them to production.
To clone the live production to another environment, follow the steps below.
Here are some links to extra resources and documentation on how to clone environments in WP Engine.