Customer would like to enable replication/transfer between disparate versions of ACS

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Background

A customer has numerous instances of Alfresco with several on different versions (5.2.x 6.2.x etc) The customer has a use case that requires Replication/Transfer to different versions which is currently unsupported. See error:

"Unable to transfer between incompatible versions transferId:None from:Enterprise.5.2.6 to:Enterprise.6.2.2"

*Business Case *

Replication is a powerful feature, but having version checks is limiting the usage. In a large organization, it is not always possible to have all alfresco instance running on the same version. Additionally, with regional localization requirements growing, we need to establish smaller alfresco instances for country-specific usage and once that instance is ready, replicate the documents already uploaded in the global instance.

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Steve Blair
January 4, 2021, 10:58 AM

Hi it is definitely not something on the roadmap, and at present doubt it will ever be.

Steve Blair
January 4, 2021, 10:54 AM

The config the customer is using is unsupported so the customer will need to upgrade their 5.2.6 server(s) to 6.2.2 then enable replication per the instructions in https://docs.alfresco.com/6.1/concepts/admintools-replication-config.html
Note there will be changes in store for the end users with Share the customer will also need to action

Steve Blair
January 4, 2021, 10:53 AM

The config the customer is using is unsupported so the customer will need to upgrade their 5.2.6 server(s) to 6.2.2 then enable replication per the instructions in https://docs.alfresco.com/6.1/concepts/admintools-replication-config.html

Note there will be changes in store for the end users with Share the customer will also need to action

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Assignee

Steve Blair

Reporter

Marc Bynum

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