We recently purchased a partial data sandbox for a client and it works as expect which is great. One issue thats come up is that the client i actively updating data in production while we work on updates in the sandbox and ideally we could do a refresh of just the records and not destroy the updated visualforce and apex code.
Similiarly one of the things we like most about the partial data sandbox is that we can bring over some data but not others. But what happens is we are building out quite a lot of test data that we'd love to persist between refreshes.
So a couple of questions
- Is a records only refresh possible? Leaving apex/visualforce development alone
- Similarly is it possible to refresh the data but but for any object not included in the refresh template leave any test data built up as is?
for #1 the best we've come up with is to push the development into another sandbox just before the refresh, then push it back. Not ideal but works, #2 sadly we havent found an option other than manual export/imports