The introduction of the Clone Snapshot functionality in EPM is a significant improvement compared to the traditional EPM Automate process for migrating EPM applications from source to target applications.
Below is a comparison of a typical application migration steps with EPM Automate vs EPM Clone Snapshot
Enter the following information to initiate the cloning process
- Target URL
- Username and Password (Service Administrator access required)
- Click Clone to initiate the process
Below is a screenshot of the onscreen steps in the snapshot cloning process. The example here is a FCCS application snapshot cloning with 170MB snapshot size; completed in 18 minutes.
Below are the current limitations of this feature
- Not available in Oracle Enterprise Data Management Cloud
- You can only clone the Artifact Snapshot. No other snapshots in the source application with a different name can be selected.
The screen-based approach of Clone Snapshot is a great alternative to the multiple steps involved with using EPM Automate. Besides, any automated process that does not require writing scripts/eliminates manual process in a cloud application is a welcome development.