Just wondering if there is a way to copy across a business unit and all its elements (data, portfolio etc) to another business unit.
I have heard of Reactor by DEG which is an automated tool that from the sounds of it can achieve this.
However wondering if there is a built in tool or a method that others have used to accomplish this.
If you want to automate a migration of objects and data between accounts, you’ll need to build something that utilizes ExactTarget’s SOAP API and a staging database or file server. That’s what DEG’s Reactor does.
Some things to keep in mind:
- Objects need to be migrated with their dependencies (e.g. email definitions are dependent on portfolio objects, etc.)
- There are some object you cannot retrieve or create using the API (e.g. Programs and Automations, Exports, Landing Pages, etc.)
- There are key API differences between account types (E1.0 & E2.0) that will need to be accommodated
- You’ll need to get creative if you’re moving large amounts of data. It can be done.
Disclosure: I work at DEG.