Export Package Location

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On the Package Location tab of the Export Content dialog, you can change the location of the content package. M-Files names the files automatically according to the vault ID and timestamp, so that you can find the content package easily at a later time.

You can also modify the user account to be used. The user needs to have the rights to the specified saving location in order for the export to be successfully completed. The default selection is Local System account.

M-Files automatically creates a numeric ID for each scheduled replication job, but you can optionally enter an additional ID for the job to the Configuration ID field. The ID can be any string of characters. If a configuration ID cannot be found when the jobs are processed, M-Files simply uses the numerical replication job ID.

Use replication via cloud storage

You can also use replication via a cloud storage location. When exported, the replication packages are locally encrypted with the AES-256 algorithm and then uploaded to the cloud storage location. When imported, the replication packages are downloaded from the cloud storage location and then decrypted locally. This functionality can be helpful when you are replicating data between different locations and want to be completely certain that only the appropriate persons can access the data.

Connection string

Click Get to update the connection string for the cloud storage location. Use the same string for export and import. If there is no Get button, click Request to send an email to our customer support, and wait for them to send you the connection string.

User-specified folder name

The folder name is unique for one export-import pair. For instance, replication from the master vault to a secondary vault could be named "MasterOut" and replication from the secondary vault to the master vault "MasterIn".

User-specified password for encryption

The replication password is used for encrypting the replication packages. The password can be whatever you decide. Just remember to use the same password for both export and import.