Salesforce Sandbox Types, what does the platform offer you?

What is a Salesforce sandbox and what is it used for?

  • As development, testing and staging environments.
  • For testing new Salesforce releases.
  • To carry out user training.
  • To develop or test new functionalities that, once ready, will be applied in production.

What are the different types of sandboxes that Salesforce offers?

Developer Sandbox

Developer Pro Sandbox

Partial Copy Sandbox

Full Sandbox

  • Leave the default setting, which ignores tracking of field history and copying of Chatter activity data.
  • From the period that you have recorded the field history tracking, you will be able to specify from which day you want it to copy to your sandbox, this selection cannot exceed 180 days. Remember to take into account the amount of data that this copy will consume.
  • Copy Chatter activity data only if it is essential for your tests, as it can take up a lot of space.

Useful information about Salesforce sandboxes

  • As long as they are available for your edition you can buy more sandboxes.
  • You can match the licenses you have in production with those of the sandboxes. In this process, all those that are in the sandbox and not in production will be eliminated and those that are in production and not in the sandbox will be added.
  • You should frequently check the amount of storage you have available in your sandbox, as you will not receive any notification when you reach the limits.
  • You can buy multiple licenses for each type of sandbox. These licenses have hierarchical power. For example, with the Full sandbox license you can create any type of sandbox.
  • As part of automatic maintenance for your system, Salesforce can remove any sandboxes that have not been logged in for 150 consecutive days. You will receive a notification about 30 days before this period expires.
  • The update interval for each sandbox is calculated from the moment the copy process begins.
  • Sandbox templates control what data is copied into a sandbox.

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