Merge fresh Bedrock installation as new release

Hi all!

Apologies for my newbie question. I am a bit new to this whole one-command-deploy thing, and I can’t really wrap my head around it and so far googling didn’t help me much.

Here is what I want to do: I have a website built with Bedrock. There are two environments: stage and production. Since there are numerous problems with the current installation, we are unable to update WordPress and plugins, I decided to create a fresh Bedrock installation with new theme, reinstall the latest plugins and just import the content. I have the installation on my local environment running without any problems.

Now, I want to test this on the server without breaking the production release. How should I go about it? Should I wipe the entire staging directory and run the deploy? Maybe other suggestions? I am asking because I have a feeling that there are some unknown unknowns in this task :slight_smile:

EDIT: I am not using Trellis at the moment

Seems like a fine strategy to me. As long as you don’t care about the staging data or back it up first.