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.
In the Administrator tool, click the
Services and Nodes
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.
menu, click Repository Contents > Copy From.
The dialog box displays the options for the Copy From operation.
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.
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.
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.
The activity log displays the results of the copy operation.