"Cloning" a workspace makes you the owner, and allows you to experiment with code and data in your own copy of a workspace without running the risk of affecting a group workspace. Cloning also allows you to use a different Billing Project to cover workspace analysis costs. Cloning is useful if you want to run computations in a shared workspace where you only have "read access." Cloning creates a completely independent copy of the workspace in which you are the owner and sole user (until you choose to "share" your "clone" with someone else). Cloning a Featured Workspace that covers the research tasks you want to do, for example, is one way to jump into using Terra (without writing your own scripts or notebooks).
Terra tries to streamline collaboration by making it easy to clone and share workspaces. You can clone from within your workspace or from the "Your Workspaces" page. Read on for step-by-step instructions. For information about sharing a workspace, see this article.
1. To clone from within the workspace
Cloning a workspace and making it your own is very similar to the process for sharing, with the addition of steps to name your new workspace and choose the billing project.
1.1. Click on the three vertical dots on the top right of your workspace Dashboard (see screenshot below).
1.2. In the popup menu, choose "Clone."
1.3. Type in your new Workspace name and choose a billing project. Then click "Clone Workspace."
2. To clone from "Your Workspaces" page
2.1. To access the full list of Terra workspaces available to you, click on "View Workspaces" from the Terra homepage app.terra.bio:
2.2. Click on the three vertical dots at the lower right of the card of the workspace you want to clone:
2.3. In the popup menu, choose "Clone":
2.4. Type in your new workspace name, choose a billing project, and enter an Authorizationn Domain (if needed). Then click " Clone workspace":
You should see the newly cloned workspace in "My Workspaces."