The clone type allows you to specify which data are cloned. You can also choose custom configuration settings and backup settings for the clone.

As part of the cloning process, you decide whether to create a full clone or a linked clone. See Clone Types for a discussion of the differences.

Log in to Data Director as an administrator or as a user with Clone Database privileges.

1

Right-click an existing database and select Clone to start the Clone Database wizard.

2

In the Clone Type panel, select the data to clone and the type of cloning process to use.

Option

Description

Clone schema and data

Clones both the database schema and all data. If you clone both schema and data, you can select a full clone or a linked clone.

Clone schema only

Clones the database schema. Does not clone the data.

Do not clone schema or data

Clones only the database settings and database backup settings. Does not clone the schema, and does not clone the data.

3

Select the database configuration settings to use for the clone.

Option

Description

Clone from source database

Uses the current database settings of the source database. Click Customize Settings to modify the source settings.

Choose a new template

Allows you to select one of the available database templates. Select Advanced selection to override one or more values of the existing template.

4

Select the backup settings to use for the clone.

Option

Description

Clone from source database

Uses the backup settings of the source database. Click Customize Settings to modify the source settings.

Choose a new template

Allows you to select one of the available templates. Select Advanced selection to override one or more values of the existing template.

5

Click Next to continue to the Database Settings panel.

Specify the database settings information, or click Back to return to the Clone Type panel for modifications.