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  1. Preface
  2. Analyst Service
  3. Content Management Service
  4. Data Integration Service
  5. Data Integration Service Architecture
  6. Data Integration Service Management
  7. Data Integration Service Grid
  8. Data Integration Service Applications
  9. Metadata Manager Service
  10. Model Repository Service
  11. PowerCenter Integration Service
  12. PowerCenter Integration Service Architecture
  13. High Availability for the PowerCenter Integration Service
  14. PowerCenter Repository Service
  15. PowerCenter Repository Management
  16. PowerExchange Listener Service
  17. PowerExchange Logger Service
  18. SAP BW Service
  19. Search Service
  20. System Services
  21. Test Data Manager Service
  22. Web Services Hub
  23. Application Service Upgrade
  24. Application Service Databases
  25. Connecting to Databases from Windows
  26. Connecting to Databases from UNIX
  27. Updating the DynamicSections Parameter of a DB2 Database

Copying Content from Another Repository

Copying Content from Another Repository

Copy content into a repository when no content exists for the repository and you want to use the content from a different repository. Copying repository content provides a quick way to copy the metadata that you want to use as a basis for a new repository. You can copy repository content to preserve the original repository before upgrading. You can also copy repository content when you need to move a repository from development into production.
To copy repository content, you must create the PowerCenter Repository Service for the target repository. When you create the PowerCenter Repository Service, set the creation mode to create the PowerCenter Repository Service without content. Also, you must select a code page that is compatible with the original repository. Alternatively, you can delete the content from a PowerCenter Repository Service that already has content associated with it.
You must copy content into an empty repository. If repository in the target database already has content, the copy operation fails. You must back up the repository the target database and delete its content before copying the repository content.
  1. In the Administrator tool, click the
    Manage
    tab >
    Services and Nodes
    view.
  2. In the Domain Navigator, select the PowerCenter Repository Service to which you want to add copied content.
    You cannot copy content to a repository that has content. If necessary, back up and delete existing repository content before copying in the new content.
  3. On the
    Manage
    tab
    Actions
    menu, click Repository Contents > Copy From.
    The dialog box displays the options for the Copy From operation.
  4. Select the name of the PowerCenter Repository Service.
    The source PowerCenter Repository Service and the PowerCenter Repository Service to which you want to add copied content must be in the same domain and it must be of the same service version.
  5. Enter a user name, password, and security domain for the user who manages the repository from which you want to copy content.
    The Security Domain field appears when the Informatica domain contains an LDAP security domain.
  6. To skip copying the workflow and session logs, deployment group history, and Metadata Exchange (MX) data, select the check boxes in the advanced options. Skipping this data can increase performance.
  7. Click OK.
    The activity log displays the results of the copy operation.