About Copy and Clone in Admin Tools

UPDATE: As of 2021, GEO Jobe has transitioned from recommending Admin Tools for ArcGIS to Backup My Org when it comes to migrating items, users, and groups from one organization to another.


This tool creates a new item as a pointer to the original source. This tool is useful for multiple users all working on the same content. It is available in the basic version of Admin Tools.


This tool creates brand new items, with its dependencies configured automatically, and no longer pointing to the original data source it was cloned from. This is a very useful tool for moving content into a new organization. The Clone tool is available in the Pro version of Admin Tools.