The database Copy and Switch features assist you in moving your product catalog and price lists data from one environment to another, for example, from a staging environment to a “live” production environment. The database Copy feature enables you to copy product catalog and price lists data from one database to another. The database Switch feature enables you to switch the product catalog and price lists on your Web site to use a different data source.

Both database Copy and database Switch are Dynamo Application Framework (DAF) features that can be used with any database. However, ATG Commerce provides a user interface for performing a database copy or switch. This user interface requires initial configuration before you perform each type of update for the first time. (See the configuration sections in this chapter for more information on the configuration processes.)

This chapter describes how to perform a database copy and switch of the ATG Commerce product catalog and price list repositories, which are included with ATG Commerce. It includes the following sections:

Note: For additional information about copying and switching databases and setting up your database servers, see the ATG Installation and Configuration Guide. For information about ATG Commerce database tables, see Appendix B, ATG Commerce Databases in this manual.

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