One of the most popular capabilities of Admin Tools (Pro) for ArcGIS Online is the ability to clone your organization. The original intent of our clone tool is to perform much smaller transfers of items that do not require item ownership or sharing to be preserved. However, for those wishing to push the limits a little and clone an entire organization we do support this and are able to help. What a perfect way (And time/money saver) to make a full replica or backup of your entire org!
Using the Clone Tool
This tool creates brand new items, with its dependencies configured automatically, and no longer pointing to the original data source it was cloned from. This is a very useful tool for moving content into a new organization. The Clone tool is available in the Pro version of Admin Tools. Cloning is not to be confused with the “Copy” Tool – This tool creates a new item as a pointer to the original source. This tool is useful for multiple users all working on the same content. It is available in the basic version of Admin Tools. You can read more in this case study how the College of Geographical Sciences (COGS) is using Admin Tools to assist in managing hundreds of student user accounts and more.
The original intent of our clone tools is to perform much smaller transfers of items that do not require item ownership or sharing to be preserved. However, for those wishing to push the limits a little and clone an entire organization we do support this and are able to help. See complete details in our Knowledge Base.
Note, Cloning is a feature of Admin Tools Pro, however, you don’t have to commit to a full year license if that’s not your thing. We also offer a monthly license enabling you to get in and out fast once you’ve accomplished the task at hand. More info HERE
See Considerations Regarding Cloning for important details before cloning for the first time.
A Tip for students. The Clone Items tool allows you to copy items to another organization or to a Developer Trial Account – this is a great way to take your content with you upon graduation for a GIS program!
About Admin Tools
Admin Tools provides some 60+ tools (90% of these tools are bundled in the Free version) that greatly simplify routine tasks for ArcGIS administrators. These include tools to perform the following tasks:
• tag, move, share, delete items
• update user credits and roles
• delete and migrate users
• import/export via CSV
• email users
• much more!
- Considerations Regarding Cloning
- Knowledge Base Tip (Advanced) – How To Clone an Organization in ArcGIS Online
- How to Clone Your Organization to Another with Admin Tools for ArcGIS Online
- Not ready to go Pro? Get the fully functional Admin Tools (Free)