ALM - Best Practices
We have just started going though the documentation on Amapedia and make some testing for our organisation, as we are preparing to bring in ALM (we already have a production system). Those are some initial questions that poped up, before going even deeper in updating any referenced formulas. Would appreciate if yo can tell from your experience which would be the best practice for the below.
1. Import model vs Create from revision - assuming we already have the production model, can we make the Initial dev through an import instead? are there any inconveniences when synchronizing further on? I'd choose this as we want to have a 1 to 1 copy with the production, meaning also Production data - I would not achieve it through create from revision tag.
2. How long does usually take for a synchronization (60 -70gb model) - our first test took around 20-25 minutes for just a line item added in one list (is it normal or might be due the fact highlighted above?)
3. How do you bring in Data and MD in your Dev model? We do have daily integration with other systems that populates master data lists and also we would probably need to update Actuals every month - This creates problem if we want to keep 1 to 1 relationship with our dev model, as only production will e updated. Is it a common practice to make regularly copies of the production that will become a new Dev model? Is there an alternative?