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I want to automate the records backup process from Standard and custom objects before initiating sandbox refresh & reload it again once the refresh completed. kindly let me know the ways to automate this process.

Thanks in anticipation, Karthik

  • Apart from Data loader I understand that we can use other tools like informatica Data wizard to backup and restore records. But i could not find option for automate it based on my requirement. – karthik karthik May 10 '16 at 9:41
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Alternative approach could be using Run Script After Sandbox Creation and Refresh feature from Spring 16 release. You could programatically define your default testing data and change it accordingly as your config & code changes.

It would be fairly hard, but would give you very precise control. I think mostly this feature is for disabling third party integrations, outbound messages and such after the refresh.

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I would personally suggest you to have a scheduled job each week/month , that would upload all the sf backup data to dropbox/ box.com . For example you can export it as a webservice and make Dropbox api callouts. This link should provide you with the basic functionality how to access Dropbox api https://github.com/financialforcedev/ffhttp-dropbox?files=1

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