You can specify an expiration date and time for a clone if you anticipate that the clone will no longer be useful at a certain date and time. Data Director displays an alarm when the clone expires. You can configure clone expiration to also send an email to the administrator when the clone expires. Expiration does not mean that Data Director stops or deletes the clone.

Complete the Clone Type, Database Settings, and Clone Point panels of the Clone Database wizard.


(Optional) Specify an expiration time and behavior.

When a clone expires, Data Director displays an alarm. You can also set up Data Director to send an email to the administrator. The administrator can then delete the clone.


Click Finish to complete clone setup.

Data Director creates a clone of the current database using the settings you specify.

Monitor the creation progress in the task bar on the right, or check the database list for the database group to verify that the clone is created.