Migration from Alfresco Community v5.2.0 (Alfresco Share v5.2.d) to latest 6.X

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Migration from Alfresco Community v5.2.0 (Alfresco Share v5.2.d) to latest 6.X

Hi all,

i need to migrate from Alfresco Community v5.2.0 (Alfresco Share v5.2.d) to latest free version 6.x.

Could you tell me if there is an official procedure for this type of migration and tell me where I can find it?


Thank you all.


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Re: Migration from Alfresco Community v5.2.0 (Alfresco Share v5.2.d) to latest 6.X

ACS6.x is fully based on Docker and docker-compose. You need to get some understanding of these two. 

Follow these docs to understand and get idea about docker and docker-compose: 

1- Docker: 

2- Docker File: https://docs.docker.com/engine/reference/builder/

2- Docker compose: https://docs.docker.com/compose/

3- A nice read: https://hub.alfresco.com/t5/alfresco-content-services-blog/deploying-and-running-alfresco-content-se...


Docker is available for download here: 



ACS6.x onwards SDK4.x is recommended. Visit this doc to get the understanding of sdk4.x project stucture:

You would be required to upgrade your current sdk to sdk4, Visit this post to get some idea on how to upgrade the sdk: 


Finally, the high level upgrade steps:

  1. Shut down your existing instance so no new content is created.
  2. Download acs community: https://www.alfresco.com/products/community/download
  3. Launch/Install the ACS 6.x via docker-compose. 
  4. Export database dump from your existing environment (5.x)
  5. Restore the 6.x database from exported dumpn
  6. Update alfresco-global.properties file in 6.x installation so that it points to the alf_data folder of existing environment .
  7. Apply your customizations 
  8. Start the ACS6.x

I would recommend to visit the below given posts on upgrade process:




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