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From Karl Wright <>
Subject Re: Proposal for adding an Alfresco BFSI Output connector
Date Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:48:55 GMT
Hi Piergiorgio,

I think you are doing a great job expanding MCF's ability to port content
from system to system.  This can only help.

The only concern I have is whether the Alfresco bulk importer can be used
for synchronization, or whether it would be a once-only arrangement.  As
you know, in order for synchronization to work, it must be possible to use
the URL that ManifoldCF creates for each document as an identifier for the
document.  In other words, it must be possible to use the URL to update the
document in the target repository.  Can the bulk importer be used in that


On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 7:41 AM, Piergiorgio Lucidi <>

> Hi,
> Luis Cabaceira (Solutions Architect at Alfresco) contacted me because he
> would like to contribute on a new Output Connector for migration purpose
> specifically for migrating contents to an Alfresco instance.
> For massive content migration scenario against an Alfresco instance the
> CMIS Output Connector could be not enough in terms on timing.
> The better way for migrating tons of contents to an Alfresco repo is to
> create an export on the file system exactly how Alfresco is expecting for
> importing them using its own Bulk File System Import Tool with the in-place
> mode enabled:
> The in-place mode allow to inject contents in the repository without
> processing/uploading the binary but creating nodes with a property that
> will associate the existent binary in the storage with the node itself.
> This will solve a lot of problems considering how much time should be spend
> processing upload streams.
> This is a specific Alfresco Output Connector but it could solve a lot of
> migration purpose problems all over the world and in the community.
> I would like to invest some time on this connector together with him and
> bring this in the project very soon.
> What do you think about this proposal?
> Please let me know.
> Thank you for any feedback.
> Cheers,
> PJ
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> Piergiorgio Lucidi
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