Currently, I've to refresh one of my Developer sandbox as it has become little outdated. But I don't want to lose data. This is because There are too many objects having relationships. So creating test data for all such objects will be tedious task involving efforts of approx 2 days.
Just curious to know, what are the options I've ?
One of the way I'm thinking is to use ANT . These are the basic steps I'm thinking for this :
- Back up of all the metadata via Eclipse/ANT of all the components of Sandbox so as to prevent inadvertently overwrite of any component having change present only in this sandbox.
- Retrieve all the components from production
- Deploy retrieved components into Sandbox.
I just like to find, if any kind of issues I could face for doing this as I've limited time available to perform this activity.
Would this also lead to any kind of tasks , where I might have to spend lots of time? I don't want to run into situation, where I've to 'ultimately' go for standard Sandbox refresh' functionality.
Thanks for any ideas on this !