[ACE-1139] Full repository export / import process Created: 06-Jul-07  Updated: 09-Jan-20

Status: Open
Project: Alfresco One Platform
Component/s: Repository
Affects Version/s: 4.0, 5.2
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Feature Priority: Critical
Reporter: Peter Monks [X] (Inactive) Assignee: Alex Lee
Resolution: Unresolved Votes: 37
Labels: Big, Coolbox, Customer_Success
Remaining Estimate: 0 minutes
Time Spent: 15 minutes
Original Estimate: Not Specified


Issue Links:
is duplicated by ALF-10160 Cannot import ACP that contains locke... Closed
is duplicated by MNT-8187 Enterprise 3.x / Versioning is lost... Closed
is duplicated by ALF-9218 Export/Import does not apply versiona... Closed
is duplicated by ALF-9783 Export does not work if node have res... Closed
is duplicated by ALF-12182 Unable to create versioned node with ... Closed
is duplicated by ALF-13178 Exporting spaces which rules use "lin... Closed
is duplicated by ALF-19181 ACP Export use path instead of nodere... Closed
is duplicated by ALF-21864 ViewXMLExporter does not work for cus... Closed
is duplicated by ALF-1573 Full Export succeeds w/o ealier versi... Closed
is duplicated by ALF-458 Tags are lost when importing content Closed
is duplicated by ALF-10011 User & Group import/export function/tool Closed
is duplicated by MNT-9287 Bulk Filesystem Export Tool Closed
is duplicated by MNT-10954 Export/Import Multilingual Content Closed
is duplicated by MNT-7243 Full export is not consistent. Closed
is duplicated by MNT-7283 ACP imports are not validated, could ... Closed
is duplicated by MNT-7376 ACP export/import - aspects info is l... Closed
is duplicated by MNT-7377 ACP imports of content with categorie... Closed
is duplicated by MNT-8681 export acp commandline fails with vti... Closed
relates to MNT-14845 Site Export Rest API creates a corrup... Closed
relates to SHA-274 Share - Missing Import action for zip... Closed
relates to ACE-4115 Full integration of multi-tenancy in ... Closed
relates to ACE-4898 Tracker: Improve Import/Export Functi... Closed
is related to by ACE-4550 Upgrade to XML 1.1 in ACP files to co... Open
is related to by ALF-18907 Import process fails with noderef man... Closed
is related to by ALF-13783 Importing ACP files larger then 5GB d... Closed
is related to by ALF-21382 Bugfix for acp export Closed
is related to by ALF-20810 Cannot create ACP of folder containin... Closed
is related to by ALF-20857 no properties in imported authorityCo... Closed
is related to by ACE-5061 Importing a previously exported tenan... Verified
is related to by MNT-9787 Import ACL's with Bulk Import Tool Need Info
is related to by MNT-9472 Bulk Import tool doesn't report on wh... Need Info
is related to by MNT-12503 When trying to bulk import, if failin... Need Info
is related to by MNT-12641 Bulk Import tool does not work with a... Closed
is related to by ACE-5580 Alfresco Cloud Content Backup & Export Open
is related to by MNT-1581 Import loses category association data Closed
is related to by MNT-2574 ACP Import fails on peer associations... Closed
is related to by MNT-6955 Unable to import zip archives from no... Closed
is related to by MNT-7018 ACP import with UPDATE_EXISTING cause... Closed
is related to by MNT-7377 ACP imports of content with categorie... Closed
is related to by MNT-11820 Content of ACP file imported to a Sit... Closed
is related to by MNT-14275 ImporterComponent throws org.jaxen.sa... Closed
ACT Numbers:

00100620,00113068,00120293,00110367,00087650,00081150,00161945 Premier,00165214,00105022,00117096 Premier,0081125,00088330,00097618,00090437,00114350,00100620,00121215,00095389,00117329,00109876,00096795,00162445,00604461 Pr, 00696362 Pr,01001688

Epic Link: Administration & Control


This relates to ID158 on the backlog spreadsheet

It would be very useful to have a full repository export / import process, to facilitate things like backup / restore, upgrade, copying of content from production to test environments etc. etc.

Comment by Peter Monks [X] (Inactive) [ 22-Aug-07 ]

Note that this should include all WCM related assets (web forms, web projects, etc.).

Comment by Robert Johnson (Inactive) [ 23-Aug-07 ]

This would be quite useful for the CBS.com site. CBS makes extensive use of WCM and currently cannot replicate the system between instances! This impacts developers and production deployment.

Comment by Dan Stieglitz (Inactive) [ 23-Aug-07 ]

This feature is not just a nice-to-have, but is quite required, as there is no clean migration path for web projects to be migrated from one instance of Alfresco to another (in CBS' case, a community instance to an enterprise instance)!

Comment by Ron Gavioli (Inactive) [ 09-Jan-09 ]

From Indra Consulting:

We'd like to export categories to an ACP file or another mechanism to export categories.

Comment by Ron Gavioli (Inactive) [ 09-Jan-09 ]

ACT 7168

Comment by Gilles Cornu (SECO) (Inactive) [ 02-Feb-13 ]

Full export/import including the "hidden" parts (e.g. users and groups elements) is a must IMO. Still not planned for branch 4.1 at least ?

Comment by Derek Hulley [X] (Inactive) [ 20-Mar-14 ]

This is not a service pack issue. Moving to Alfresco One for new feature development and hopefully PMs will decide to either do this or scrap it.

Comment by Gabriele Columbro [X] (Inactive) [ 21-Mar-14 ]

Agreed. Greg Melahn [X] can we make a call on this one? As you can see there is a huge amount of tickets attached to it. This would be a great win, also because that was possible up to Alfresco 2.x and then we lost the functionality when MT was introduced, so technically is a regression.

Comment by Philip Jones [X] (Inactive) [ 18-Jul-14 ]

To answer Greg Melahn [X] question in MNT-11337:

TS is backed up by Rackspace. They have a tape backup solution with an agent deployed on each server.

We typically perform a FULL backup once a week with intermediate backups on the other days. The backups are done overnight at a time to minimise the performance impact.

The database backups also occur overnight. For these we do a mysql dump (normally once a day). We keep the most recent DB dump locally on the server, with older backups accessible via Rackspace backup.

When it comes to upgrades we generally use VMware snapshots and DB dumps to ensure we have a route to restore. Just in case.

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