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Can we have a copy of PROD in different organization sandbox?



We have two PROD instances.( you can treat as 2 diff orgs A and B) we would like to shut down A one completely and only use one PROD B.


We will no longer use any customizations from one PROD A. but we would like to save all the development work at some place. so we can refer to it if needed. we were able to export all the data and place it on different server. I am wondering if we can replicate the PROD A instance into PROD B sandbox.


Any information would be greatly helpful.




Hi Neha,

You can migrate components created in Prod A over to Prod B's sandbox via the following methods:-

1. Create a package and install that package in Prod B's sandbox.

2. Deploy the components to want to preserve / move over to Prod B via ecllipse.


Thanks and regards.

That's a great answer!!

I have to mention this, we have only Read only access to PROD A. Even though can we do this?
Well only the Administrator or a user with similar permissions can do a migration to a different org.
You will have to migrate the components to a different org using Eclipse or Ant.

Satish Kumar

As Ipsita replied you can follow those two points. You can check by creating a package first.



Hi Neha,
Only an administrator can:-
1) Deploy components using ecllipse
2) Create Package

So as souvik rightly points out an admin can create a package and share the install the package for you or you can create a developer org and install the package on your own there.
Thanks and regards,