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Export from Alfresco 4.2.x to ACP


we want to migrate from Alfresco 4.2.x to Alfresco 6.2.x and I made some tests for this.

We want to change the document structure so we need an export and an import.

My first plan is to export the whole repository in parts in acp, changes the metadata of the documents and imported it in the new alfresco.

But I did not find a way to export to acp.

I try at first

curl --user myuser:mypasswd https://alfresco-dev.mycompany.net/alfresco/s/api/sites/mySite/export > /c/temp/alfresco-dev.acp

This export finished after 20 minutes but the produced acp-file is only a defect ZIP-Archive.

Out structure is:

Repository > Sites > mySite > documentLibrary > (Folders with time driven Subfolders)


Can You help me...

... by exporting a bulk of documents by script but not all at one time?

... is ACP the right format to export from 4.2.x to 6.2.x ?

.. is it possible to export a subfolder to zip by script (curl)?

Thanks for any hint.


  Peter Schütt

2 Replies
Alfresco Employee

Re: Export from Alfresco 4.2.x to ACP

Not sure if this is still working:


But it looks like that includes also metadata in the Export ACP file.

Hyland Developer Evangelist

Re: Export from Alfresco 4.2.x to ACP

Import/export acp feature is not by default available.

You can try this add-on: 

for 42x: https://github.com/atolcd/alfresco-share-import-export/releases/tag/master

for ACS6.x use: https://github.com/abhinavmishra14/alfresco-share-import-export/tree/sdk4.1

[Update]- Angel already provided some updates.

(ACSCE, AWS SAA, Azure Admin)