Save Time by Cloning Sandboxes (Generally Available)

Sandbox cloning simplifies the management of multiple concurrent work streams in your application life cycle. Clone an existing sandbox for each type of work, such as development, testing, and staging. As you move from one development stage to the next, clone an existing sandbox rather than using your production org as the source. This pattern simplifies the customization of individual sandboxes. Your colleagues can easily clone individual sandboxes instead of sharing one sandbox to avoid stepping on each other’s toes.

Where: This change applies to Lightning Experience and Salesforce Classic in Professional, Enterprise, Performance, and Unlimited editions.

How: Within each cloned sandbox, customize the data and metadata to accommodate the phase in your application life cycle, such as testing or staging.

From Setup, enter Sandboxes in the Quick Find box, then select Sandboxes. Next to the name of a completed sandbox, click Clone. Or select New Sandbox, and in the Create From dropdown menu, select the sandbox to clone.

When your new sandbox is ready, you can manage it from your production org like any other sandbox.

To clone a sandbox using the Tooling API, specify the ID in the SourceId field on your new SandboxInfo object.