Category Archive: Doc Mgmt

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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Jan 31

Alfresco is a Monster…and That’s a Good Thing

I’ve recently been up to my neck in an implementation of Alfresco Community for a forward-thinking law department.  The process has highlighted a number of thoughts on OS business models, the challenges of bringing enterprise grade OS tools to the legal community, and the impressive power and flexibility of Alfresco.

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Jan 29

Bitnami Stacks and Alfresco

Bitnami is a packager of Open Source VMs and Application Stacks.  I’ve had a lot of luck with their setups in the past and decided, now that KnowledgeTree is effectively dead as an open source project to look in on Alfresco, so I pulled the Bitnami VM and had it up and running in VirtualBox within a …

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