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Build Status Alfresco Trashcan Cleaner Module

This Alfresco module periodically purges old content from the Alfresco trashcan.

Works with:

  • Alfresco Community from 4.2.d
  • Alfresco Enterprise from 4.1.5

Building the module

By default, mvn package will build the AMP file against Alfresco Community 4.2.e. This can be changed via the Maven property alfresco.version.

Building with older enterprise versions will require to use the org.alfresco.enterprise groupId in the dependencies. Usage of an enterprise version will require to have credentials to the Alfresco private Maven repository.

Installing the module

Trashcan Cleaner is a standard Alfresco Module, so experienced users can skip these steps and proceed as usual.

  1. Stop Alfresco

  2. Use the Alfresco Module Management Tool to install the module in your Alfresco WAR file:

     java -jar alfresco-mmt.jar /path/to/amp/trashcanCleaner.amp $TOMCAT_HOME/webapps/alfresco.war
  3. Delete the $TOMCAT_HOME/webapps/alfresco/ folder. Caution: Please ensure you do not have custom files in the $TOMCAT_HOME/webapps/alfresco/ folder before deleting

  4. Start Alfresco

Using the module

The default configuration enclosed with the AMP file launches the Trashcan Cleaner each day at 4am, and deletes the items one week after they have been put in the trashcan.

This configuration can be overriden in several ways. Probably the simplest is to add and update the following properties to your file:

# Trigger at 4am each day
trashcan.cleaner.cron=0 0 4 * * ?

# Duration, in days, during which deleted items will be protected

Alternatively, you can copy the trashcanCleaner bean into a Spring context file in your $TOMCAT_HOME/shared/classes/alfresco/extension folder, and then change the value of these two configuration items:

  • protectedDays, the number of days an item can stay in the trashcan;
  • cronExpression, the Quartz-style CRON expression which launches the deletion.


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