Best Practices for Managing Hosted Feature Layers

Discussion created by mccloskeym_detroitmi on Apr 2, 2019

Our organization is increasing their use of hosted feature layers. We have seen an increased performance from our apps and that is pushing us in this direction. I am wondering if anyone can weigh in on some of the practices they have found to be successful in managing hosted feature layers. Specifically, how is the original data (from before it was hosted) stored, in an archive feature dataset or separated geodatabase? Is it deleted once it becomes hosted? Are backups taken of these hosted layers by exporting and downloading from ArcGIS online? Any guidance is greatly appreciated as we are still trying to figure out the best way to manage our transition to mostly hosted data.