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REST API: POST database copy

This method is used to copy a database with the REST API. It uses an HTTP POST request to the following address:

https://api.copernica.com/v2/database/$id/copy?access_token=xxxx

The $id in the URL should be replaced by the database you want to copy. After a successful call the ID of copy is returned. Please note that it may take a while for the copy to be completed.

Available parameters

This method can only be used to create a new database and takes the following parameters:

  • name: Name for the new database (required)
  • options: Array with options for copying (optional)

The options array contains several optional variables defining what exactly should be copied. You can set the following variables in the array:

  • views: Boolean that indicates whether the views should be included in the copy.
  • collections: Boolean that indicates whether the collections should be included in the copy.
  • miniviews: Boolean that indicates whether the miniview should be included in the copy. You can only copy miniviews if the collections are copied as well.
  • profiles: Boolean that indicates whether the profiles should be included in the copy.
  • subprofiles: Boolean that indicates whether the subprofiles should be included in the copy. You can only copy subprofiles if both the collections and profiles are copied as well.

PHP example

The following PHP script demonstrates how to use the API method:

// dependencies
require_once('copernica-rest-api.php');

// change this into your access token
$api = new CopernicaRestAPI("your-access-token", 2);

// set the options for copying
$options = array(
    'collections'   =>  true,
    'miniviews'     =>  true,
    'views'         =>  true,
    'profiles'      =>  true,
    'subprofiles'   =>  true
);

// copy data
$data = array(
    'name'      =>  'Database (copy)',
    'options'   =>  $options
);

// copy the database
print_r($copyID = $api->post("database/{$databaseID}/copy", $data));

// return id of created request if successful

The example above requires the CopernicaRestApi class.

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