Database Magic on Acquia Hosting
by Barry Jaspan
As I discussed in my previous screencast, Drupal site building workflow involves a separate development, staging, and production environment. The different environments use different databases, generally on different database servers since you do not want your testing activities to impact your production site. Traditionally this means you need to juggle multiple Drupal settings.php files containing your database credentials and manually configure database replication and failover yourself.
In this screencast, I show how Acquia Hosting makes managing databases, settings.php files, and high-availability failover painless.