Is there a way to backup our AGOL content (maps, applications, data, hubsites) to a local drive and restore them at a later time?
Currently the only way I know how to backup and restore data is by one of the following:
Please let me know if there is a better way to download backups to our local machine and restore them at a later time.
Hi @MarkVolz , there isn't a general workflow to backup data from ArcGIS Online to a local drive for the main reason that Esri takes care of the data backup behind the scenes as part of the license agreement. Have you noticed an issue with your content that is causing you to want to backup your items? Also, can you give some more detail on what you mean when you say "restore"?
ArcGIS Online and Portal for ArcGIS are similar applications, but they aren't meant to be used interchangeably like that and not all items from one will work in the other because of the way both are configured (talking more about applications not data types). Moving data layers between them will work pretty seamlessly but there could be a few bumps depending on how the ArcGIS Server / DataStore are configured within the ArcGIS Enterprise environment.
ArcGIS Hub has the ability to use drafts, so you can make changes, save them as a draft, then publish to test said changes. If you don't like it, or the changes broke some aspect of your site, you can revert back to a previous state of the site. While ArcGIS Hub basic is similar to Enterprise Sites, ArcGIS Hub Premium has no Enterprise counterpart and neither of them can be taken out of the ArcGIS Online environment because of how they tie back to the user account and data items that may be shared within the website. Hub and Sites are meant as an extension of that single organization (or deployment of Portal for ArcGIS).
I can certainly understand the want for a "trash can" type feature that you can remove or archive features and bring them back at a later time. Your best bet for that would be to post an idea in GeoNet under ArcGIS Online ideas.