I'm trying to load a production site in a dev environment using the site's codebase (
custom modules and
vendor folder) and the current database.
After struggling a bit with it, I managed to import the DB (it's PGSQL with a lot of extensions), and the site was up. I looked into the status report page and besides a few update warnings, there are no errors.
First time I try to clear cache, the site breaks and starts complaining about missing modules (one of them made sense, the other is the
basic_auth module, which is in core). I manually cleaned up the missing one from the DB, but I'm getting a log of
PluginNotFoundExceptions, which to me, says I must have done something wrong. I've tried importing the DB again and I traced the caching issues down to
router cache and
views cache. All of the other caches are cleaned with no issues, but these two throw the above exceptions.
I've tried to install the codebase again via
composer, respecting the
.lock file with
composer update --lock, and it says there is nothing to install/update.
I'm a bit lost, and the only way I can make the site work (even if momentarily) is by importing the DB again, but it breaks after cache clearing and/or configurations being exported, either via drush or via backend.
AFAICT, even if the codebase was in fact missing something (ie, someone installed something in production not managed by composer), it would show up in the
contrib folder and by importing the DB it should be fine, right?
Does anyone have some suggestions on where to start looking for the problem?