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How can I copy a Story Map AND all associated assets to a different server?

Question asked by webbiep on May 16, 2016
Latest reply on May 16, 2016 by OEvans-esristaff

We are researching the path forward to allow individuals to create story maps on their own Portal servers (development servers), and then copy the associated assets (e.g., the story map itself, PDF files, JPEGs, web maps, feature layers, shapefiles, etc.) to a different Portal server (production server).


It seems there isn't an officially supported way to do this, but I'd like to find out how we can do this manually, even if it requires database or filesystem changes. I know AGO Assistant provides a way to copy individual items such as the story map, but this didn't work when I tried to copy the story map between different accounts on the same server (perhaps because of permissions). Though it did work to copy a map and a story map app within the same account, that isn't the scenario we need, and the same method did not work for copying data such as a feature layer. This method also retains the links to the original data. We don't want to link to the original data and files -- we want the the production version completely detached from the development version. And re-creating the entire story map isn't a viable option.


Is it possible to manually copy the story map and its associated data/assets to a different server? If so, what are the steps to do it?