Clone an alert

You can clone an alert and create a near-identical copy of it. The cloned alert inherits most of its source’s settings, but it has a different name (starts with “Copy of”) and is in the Disabled state. Cloning is useful, for example, when you need a backup copy before making changes.

Note: If prepending the alert name with “Copy of” makes the name longer than 50 characters, WSA truncates the name at the end automatically to keep it 50 characters long.

How to

  1. Select the Alerts tab, and select Clone from the alert’s contextual menu.
  2. In the Clone Alert dialog’s Comment box, enter a comment for the operation and click the Save button to create a copy of the alert.
    You must save the copy, or else it’ll be discarded.