The size of the database on the webserver is on the order of 100s of GB, I can't run that locally on my PC. How do I shrink the database so I can test new features for the website?

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    Commented Apr 11, 2023 at 20:01
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    This kind of data is called "fixtures" and you really shouldn't attempt to create them from a production DB. You should rather set up some test data that's sufficient for local environment work. Most popular frameworks provide an easy way to set up fixtures through e.g. YAML files.
    – Destroy666
    Commented Apr 11, 2023 at 23:49


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