When do we use this?
All clients get a testing/preview space as part of their installation. The preview spaces exist to allow clients to test or stage changes to their system. The preview spaces are secured in the same manner as our production/live systems though they exist in a testing environment.
As a client of OPS-COM (ParkAdmin), you can access your preview space by simply adding the ".preview" suffix to your subdomain name. So as an example, TomahawkU's production space is found at the web address https://tomahawku.preview.parkadmin.com/ and the preview space is found at https://tomahawku.preview.parkadmin.com
Login to the preview space with your existing credentials.
Training and Testing Workflow
Preview Spaces are denoted with an orange warning banner as seen below in the screenshot.
The Preview spaces are very useful for testing and training. They allow you work with a copy of the live database so that you will have real data to work with without affecting your production system. The database can be manual reset at any time by following the instructions below for "Reset the Database" This will allow you to "erase" your training data and start testing again.
All email that would be sent from the server is captured before it goes into the "wild". Therefore, any preview/testing email notifications will not reach clients.
Reset the Database
To reset the database, click 'System Config' and select 'Reset Database'. This will reset the database to the last backup that is available to the preview environment.
Production/live data is backed up and available to the testing environment between the hours or 8-9pm EST. This operation is outside of normal backup procedures and exists only for the purpose of having relevant data available for testing and preview during training or similar efforts.