We've got a component in a Shared Content Publication (02) which is blueprinted to a Language Publication layer (05) and then localized in our Site Publication (09).

I want to get every instance of the component in mind and wanted to back these up by content porting it out of the Production CM.

My question: Is there any functionality within SDL Content Porter 2013 which would allow me to select the item that I want to content port from the 02 level and any items that stems from it? Instead of manually going through each 05 and 09 publications as there are 110+ publications to go through.

I've had a look through the documentation:

Any help would be appreciated.

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I would suggest that you refer the following blog. You can also code against the Import Export API of the content manager instance based on the scenarios highlighted HERE.

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    Yes...this was added exactly in the 2013 SP1 ("Export shared items from owning publications")
    – Syav4eg
    Oct 2, 2015 at 7:41

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