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    Sandbox Management

    To perform sandbox management, you must have the following role:
    • General System Administrator
    Any user can add or view the sandboxes widget.
    You can view the status and history of your sandboxes on the Production environment's Sandbox Management page (Administration > General Configuration > Configuration Menu > Support and Maintenance > Sandbox Management). If your institution is the contract lead for other institutions' sandboxes, their information also appears on this page.
    For more information about sandboxes, see Alma Sandbox Environments.
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    Sandbox Management Page
    The page includes the following information; all of the information is read-only.
    • General information about all the sandboxes you manage:
      • No of entitled premium sandboxes
      • No of entitled standard sandboxes
      • Next Available Refresh Date - The earliest date on or after which a refresh is permitted on any of the sandboxes. Typically, a refresh is available every three months.
    • For each sandbox:
      • Active - Whether the sandbox is active (yellow check mark) or inactive (gray check mark). An active institution can request refreshes of the sandbox environment.
      • Institution Code
      • Sandbox Environment - The Alma server sandbox environment
      • Type - Premium or Standard
      • Production Snapshot Date - The date and time that the data was exported from the production environment (premium sandboxes only)
      • Sandbox Refresh Date - The date and the time that the data was imported to the sandbox environment
      • Status - Status of the sandbox environment:
        • Not provisioned - The sandbox was not yet provisioned with data
        • Refresh running - The data is being exported from the production environment and/or imported into the sandbox environment
        • Refresh waiting for approval - The data is ready on the sandbox, but the sandbox environment is not yet ready for use
        • Ready - The sandbox is ready and available to use
        • Temporarily unavailable - The sandbox is unavailable for some reason (maintenance is being performed, network issue, and so forth)
      • Status Date - The date of the last time the status was changed
      • Next Available Refresh Date - The date on or after which a refresh is permitted on this sandbox (active sandboxes only)
      • Note - Any notes added by support about this sandbox
      • Updated By - The user who last modified any information about the sandbox
      • Updated Date - The date that any information about the sandbox was modified
      • Show History - Click to display the Sandbox Management History page with historical information about the sandbox's refreshes.
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        Sandbox Management History Page

    The Sandboxes Widget

    Any user can add or view the sandbox widget on the Alma home page (see Managing Widgets).
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    The Sandboxes Widget
    The widget includes status checkmarks and links to all relevant sandboxes, as well as a More Info link that opens the Sandbox Management page (see above).
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