In Web 8 we have the new Topology Manager and have a Live and Staging Topology with a Live purpose and Staging purpose. We'd like to be able to keep the state of where items are published after the DB restore from Production to Dev.
When restoring the Production DB into Dev DB, is it possible to use Topology Manager and change the Topology to point to the Dev environment? And, do we still know where the items are published? Would we need to use 1 TopologyManager database for all environments?
If we have a 'Dev' name in Dev and 'Staging' and 'Live' in Production, how would we handle this after the DB refresh?
Also, we have template code that uses the Publication Target name, and this might be a challenge in the usage of Live and Staging?