Category Archive: Desktop OS

Mar 15

Preserving Legacy File Dates in Alfresco over SMB – Updated

I wrote previously about a workarounds for preserving file creation dates when migrating legacy content into Alfresco over SMB.   As of OS X Yosemite update 10.10.2 changes to Apple’s OSX SMB implementation ‘break’ the prior workaround. Apple seems to be regularly messing with the SMB implementation in OSX, probably in attempts to make sure …

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Jan 14

Alfresco Network Shares and Preserving File Dates

Note:  The Mac solution here is broken as of OSX 10.10.2.  See here for other approaches. Many use cases call for CIFS, SMB or WebDAV access to Alfresco ‘shares’, particularly for migration and interoperability scenarios with legacy file stores.  It is fairly well discussed that the default behavior is to assign a new file creation …

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Oct 07

Easiest Open Source VM Host?

I’ve been hosting my legacy VMs using Virtualbox for quite some time on a dedicated machine running Win7.  A recent hard drive death gave me the opportunity to switch this to an open source platform.  Primarily because of the number of legacy VMs that I need to fire up from time to time, I wanted …

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