What Is an On-Demand Sandbox?

An on-demand sandbox is a public-cloud-based sandbox. On-demand sandboxes allow you to create your own sandboxes as you need them. You can expand your sandbox usage when required and roll back usage during slow periods.

You must purchase sandbox credits, enable appropriate permissions and users, and configure a client API ID. Then you can use the self-service API to create the sandbox environments yourself. Using the API, you can also control how many on-demand sandboxes you're using and how long the on-demand sandboxes are active.

Permissions for creating and managing on-demand sandboxes are integrated with B2C Commerce Account Manager. When you create an on-demand sandbox, you can specify Open Commerce API and WebDav permissions. You can also specify a time-to-live (TTL) value to automatically delete a sandbox after a specified time interval.

When you create an on-demand sandbox, it's empty, but you can use the standard import and export tools to import data.

You can't directly migrate from a POD-based sandbox to an on-demand sandbox. But you can export data and code from a POD sandbox and then import the data and code into an on-demand sandbox.

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