Sometimes, despite our best efforts, settings between production and development environments drift to a point where the test environment is no longer a true representation of production. You could open Config in both environments, put the windows side by side and crawl through all of the settings, but who has that kind of time or patience? Not to mention the risk of human error. Happily, there are two other options: restoring a backup of the production database, or using the configuration migration utility. Each option has its advantages, as highlighted below.