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I would like to fuzz test our web services in our development environment but I do not want to pollute the database with data from the fuzz test. We do not currently have an automated way of creating a new database and I would like to fuzz test with what we have. How do other organizations handle this type of issue?

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  • Perhaps creating a database instance for the duration of the test, using a snapshot of the production database might work? Just as with mocks, you can stand up a backing infrastructure with terraform or similar and then destroy it as part of the teardown stage. Aug 18 '20 at 9:30
  • Perhaps you might find chapter 13 (Testing) section 4 (Fuzz Testing) of Google's SRS book useful. Aug 18 '20 at 9:37

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