Moving content from one Portal to another manually - least painful way?

04-19-2021 09:52 AM
New Contributor III

The best way I have come up with is downloading the underlying data of maps manually off Portal, uploading them to the new Portal, then loading the Maps from the old Portal in Pro, switching the layer's data sources to the new Portal and then publishing the map to the new portal. Does anyone have a better solution?

As for why manually and not with Python, the clone_items method doesn't actually work and just creates useless references to the original item.

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Esri Contributor

There isn't a one-size-fits-all solution. However, if you are running ArcGIS Enterprise 10.8.1, you can leverage this:

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Esri Esteemed Contributor

Hi LR2,

Please take a look at this video from Day 3 of the Esri Dev Summit Plenary. It demos content deployment automation.

Content Deployment Automation video

Hope this helps,


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Occasional Contributor III

Agree.  No single answer.  I use ArcGIS On Line Assistant 1st.  Then pick up the content I can't move with ArcGIS On Line Assistant other ways.

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