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Copying Asset Storages

It is possible to copy a Storage as the basis for creating another Storage, for example if you want to use the same set of assets in the context of a larger set for a different department, work area or development phase.

Note: It is not possible to change the 'Content' of a Storage nor is it possible to change 'Status' of a 'Learning Center Library', 'Reference Data Library' or 'Source Code Library' Storage.

Copy Storages

To following teps are used in copying a Storage.

Step

Action

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1

In the 'Storage' field, select the Storage to be copied.

2

Click on the Save as icon. icon in the Reusable Asset Service toolbar.

3

If necessary, enter the Administrator password or your 'Complete Access' password and click on the OK button.

The 'Save Storage As' dialog displays.

4

In the 'Name' field, type a name that indicates the purpose or content of the new Storage.

5

If 'Model Package' is selected in the 'Content' field, then in the 'Status' field select:

  • 'Draft' if you intend to make significant changes to the content of the Storage, such as populating it with assets and/or files; you can overwrite existing Packages or files in the Storage
  • 'Complete' if the Storage is ready for use; you cannot overwrite any Packages or files in the Storage, although you can delete Packages and files and add new ones

You can modify a 'Model Package' Storage at a later time, and change this 'Status' setting (see the Change Storage Details section in this topic).

6

If you want to set Storage Access Passwords on this Storage, click on the checkbox against one or both password types, and provide and confirm the 'Complete Access' and/or 'Read-Only Access' passwords.

7

Click on the OK button.

A prompt displays for you to confirm the creation of the Storage, with the type of access you have set on the Storage.

8

Click on the Yes button.

A confirmation message displays; click on the OK button.

The name of the new Storage displays in the 'Storage' field.