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Can I make a duplicate (or a copy) of the entire Project Area?

Jesse Timbang (3211619) | asked Oct 24 '12, 6:50 a.m.
Say I have Project Area 1, I kind of wanted to have Project Area 2 with the exact contents that Project Area 1 has (queries, work items, etc)

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Susan Hanson (1.6k2199194) | answered Oct 29 '12, 12:43 a.m.
We did this with the use of some internal tooling. It isn't perfect, it doesn't copy absolutely everything, but does a pretty good job.  You can contact me offline if you wish and I can point you to this internal team.  We paid them for their services.
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Ming Jie Cai commented May 06 '14, 2:08 a.m.

Hi Susan, we also need this internal tooling for customer project, could you please give me some help on how to get this service? Thanks!

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Chris Goldthorpe (4287) | answered Oct 26 '12, 2:12 p.m.
There is no UI gesture to copy an entire project area but you can extract a process template from a project area and then use that process template to create a new project area. The net result of this will be to create a second project area which has the same process rules, roles, work item definitions etc as the original project area but will not have a copy of artifacts such as work items.

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Ken Tessier (84117) | answered Nov 07 '12, 5:54 p.m.
In 4.0.1, you can do this in the web client:

If you're using an earlier release, you can do this only from the Eclipse client:


Susan Hanson commented Nov 07 '12, 10:59 p.m.

But this won't do what the initial request was, which was to get a new project area with "the exact contents that Project Area 1 has (queries, work items, etc)", right?

If you create the process template, you get the process, but you don't get:
1) work items, plans, source code streams, components
2) Releases
3) Work item categories
4) team areas (and their mappings/associations to work item categories)
5) queries (other than pre-defined that are done in the project area config)
6) dashboards for teams


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Qiong Feng Huang commented Nov 08 '12, 3:43 a.m.

That's right. Process template only contains some configurations, such as workitem type. No real artifacts are included in a process template.

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