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Morgan Patou

Alfresco – Documents are searchable only after 3min

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I had a case at a customer recently where newly uploaded documents into Alfresco would always be searchable but only after 2min45s to 3min. The environment in question is an Alfresco Content Services 7.1 with High Availability (Repository and Share Clustering, Solr Sharding on multi-nodes, …) used for QA/TEST. It’s an ongoing project to upgrade an Alfresco 6.1 to 7.1 and during the testing, the documents take time to be visible through searches, everything else…

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Morgan Patou

Alfresco – Share Clustering fail with ‘Ignored XML validation warning’, again

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In a previous blog, I mentioned an issue that I faced when upgrading an Alfresco Content Services 5.2 to 6.1 on a VM with no internet access. The solution was simply to change one of the schema “URL” so that it can fallback to local references, meaning that it will try to check and find the schema definition inside the jar files present in the classpath. When upgrading this exact same VM from 6.1 to…

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Morgan Patou

Alfresco – Custom Share action not working after disabling WebDAV servlet

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On an Alfresco upgrade project I was working on recently, I faced an interesting issue where post upgrade, one of my custom Share action wasn’t working anymore. This action was used to create folder links for use on an external interface. When applied on a document, it would create a link to the parent folder for example and when applied on a folder, it would link to itself. Generated link could then be used from…

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Morgan Patou

Alfresco – ActiveMQ not starting, blocking Alfresco

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As already mentioned in a previous blog, ActiveMQ has been used in the scope of Alfresco since quite some time. Initially, as an optional component but then, it became mandatory. Just like for the Database, if ActiveMQ isn’t installed or not reachable, Alfresco will never completely start. Of course, for the Database, you will see that quickly since there will be errors on the Alfresco startup logs but that’s not really the case for ActiveMQ…

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Morgan Patou

Solr Sharding – Shard creation

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I wrote this blog in conjunction with the one about the Solr Sharding – Concepts & Methods a year ago and it was 95% completed but then I had other stuff to do and just forgot I didn’t publish it. It might be a little bit late but well, better late than never… It will complete the overview I wanted to share around the Alfresco Clustering and in particular around the Solr Sharding. In this…

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Morgan Patou

Solr Sharding – Concepts & Methods

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A few weeks ago, I published a series of blog on the Alfresco Clustering, including Solr Sharding. At that time, I planned to first explain what is really the Solr Sharding, what are the different concepts and methods around it. Unfortunately, I didn’t get the time to write this blog so I had to post the one related to Solr even before explaining the basics. Today, I’m here to rights my wrong! Obviously, this blog…

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Morgan Patou

Alfresco – Share Clustering fail with ‘Ignored XML validation warning’

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In a recent project on Alfresco, I had to setup a Clustering environment. It all went smoothly but I did face one single issue with the setup of the Clustering on the Alfresco Share layer. That’s something I never faced before and you will understand why below. Initially, to setup the Alfresco Share Clustering, I used the sample file packaged in the distribution zip (E.g.: alfresco-content-services-distribution-6.1.0.5.zip): <?xml version=’1.0′ encoding=’UTF-8′?> <beans xmlns=”http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans” xmlns:xsi=”http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance” xmlns:hz=”http://www.hazelcast.com/schema/spring” xsi:schemaLocation=”http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans/spring-beans-2.5.xsd…

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Morgan Patou

Alfresco Clustering – Solr6

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In previous blogs, I talked about some basis and presented some possible architectures for Alfresco, I talked about the Clustering setup for the Alfresco Repository, the Alfresco Share and for ActiveMQ. I also setup an Apache HTTPD as a Load Balancer. In this one, I will talk about the last layer that I wanted to present, which is Solr and more particularly Solr6 (Alfresco Search Services) Sharding. I planned on writing a blog related to…

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Morgan Patou

Alfresco Clustering – Apache HTTPD as Load Balancer

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In previous blogs, I talked about some basis and presented some possible architectures for Alfresco, I talked about the Clustering setup for the Alfresco Repository, the Alfresco Share and for ActiveMQ. In this one, I will talk about the Front-end layer, but in a very particular setup because it will also act as a Load Balancer. For an Alfresco solution, you can choose the front-end that you prefer and it can just act as a…

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