Allow institutions to export and import all configurations from Alma
Ex Libris has the new policy of forcing a refresh of the sandbox for all customers on the premium sandbox twice a year. This presents a significant challenge for institutions that use the sandbox actively, because it means that before every refresh, we have to go through the largely manual process of exporting all configurations out of the sandbox so we can keep record of them. Then if we want to recreate the old configurations, we have to do this manually.
Ex Libris offers no way to export or import these configurations in bulk. This policy change reduces the value of the premium sandbox for customers who were already using it with the old policy, when we could request refreshes when we wanted. We would like Ex Libris to make it possible to export all configurations in bulk, and then reimport these configurations after the refresh. Ideally these would be exportable in bulk, and then you could pick and choose which configurations to reimport.
Kurt Vollmerhause (QUT) commented
This would be a useful enhancement, especially when the sandbox (whether standard or premium) is being used extensively for testing prior to implementation of a new service/product in the production environment.
Manu Schwendener commented
NERS 7000, now open for voting.
(Plus 155 votes for the same feature in standard sandboxes: https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/308173-alma/suggestions/17228885-job-for-copying-the-configuration-from-the-product)