Clone target is not available to clone over after instance(clone target) has been renamed.


Once the instance is renamed, the instance URL is updated with new name. But clone target record reflects old instance name for that instance. If you open the Clone Target record, the Instance URL field is read-only. 


In order to rename the clone target records after an instance rename there is an easy workaround any administrator on the instance should be able to perform.

Approach 1:

  1. Navigate to Clone Targets.
    You can export the clone target that needs renaming to XML.
  2. Change the following fields to reflect the new instance name using a text editor:
    • <instance_name>
    • <instance_url>
      As long as the target instance URL is OK the rest of the fields, like db properties, get updated via the soap service from the clone automation.
  3. Import the updated XML
    (If the rightclick option to "Import XML" does not show then navigate to "Retrieved Update Sets" > "Import Update Set from XML" (this way no business rules run when updating the record))
  4. Schedule a new clone.

Approach 2:

  1. Navigate to Clone Targets list.
  2. Find the clone target which was renamed, DO NOT OPEN the record.
  3. Double click on the Instance URL value for that record, it should allow you to edit the text for Instance URL.
  4. Change the Instance URL to reflect new instance name and click green check mark to save the record.
  5. Schedule a new clone. 



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Last Updated:2019-02-04 16:27:19