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mandycmandyc 

Clone entire Salesforce environment

I am looking to create an exact clone of our production Salesforce instance into a new, completely separate enterprise instance of Salesforce. I would like everything to clone over such as custom objects, fields, triggers, workflows, apex classes, visualforce pages, etc. Has anyone been through a similar situation? I'm looking for all and any advice on the easiest way to complete this task.

 Thank you in advance!!

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AdrianCCAdrianCC

Hi,

 

1. Create a project in Eclipse(Force.com IDE) or the Ant Tool for your current instance.

2. Extract all the metadata(select all components).

3. Create a project for the destination org in Eclipse

4. Copy over the metadata to that org's folder, refresh in eclipse and save

 

Ty,

Adrian 

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AdrianCCAdrianCC

Hi,

 

1. Create a project in Eclipse(Force.com IDE) or the Ant Tool for your current instance.

2. Extract all the metadata(select all components).

3. Create a project for the destination org in Eclipse

4. Copy over the metadata to that org's folder, refresh in eclipse and save

 

Ty,

Adrian 

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mandycmandyc

Thank you, Adrian. As far as you know, will this copy everything? Even custom fields, reports, dashboards, etc?

Satish_SFDCSatish_SFDC
Yes, you will be shown a list of all such components.
You can choose what to copy or select all to copy everything (which includes custom objects and fields, reports, dashobards also).

Regards,
Satish Kumar
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