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Live Copy vs Copy

benjamin776
Level 3
Level 3

When copying a page, what is the main difference between creating a new live copy of a page and regular copy?  See attached screenshot. I have put the two options in red squares.  If I want to create a similar page but change some text for the new page, which is the better method?

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Opkar_Gill
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Employee
Employee

A Live Copy can be created for a page or a tree, the purpose is to enable the author to automatically(can be configured) update the live copy with changes to the source. 

A simple copy is used when you need to create a page based on another page. The copy action copy's the page node, you would then update the new page. No link is kept between the copy and the original page.

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smacdonald2008
Level 10
Level 10

If your site is setup for MSM (multi site management) - use LiveCopy - as discussed here:

https://docs.adobe.com/docs/en/cq/5-6-1/administering/multi_site_manager.html

https://docs.adobe.com/docs/en/cq/5-6-1/administering/multi_site_manager.html#Creating a Live Copy Based on an Existing Branch or Page

If you are not using MSM - then copy a page and change the content that you want. 

Opkar_Gill
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Employee
Employee

A Live Copy can be created for a page or a tree, the purpose is to enable the author to automatically(can be configured) update the live copy with changes to the source. 

A simple copy is used when you need to create a page based on another page. The copy action copy's the page node, you would then update the new page. No link is kept between the copy and the original page.

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