Scheduled Export and Import

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For keeping vaults up to date between each other and in interaction, scheduled export and import must be defined for the vaults. With scheduled export and import, you can synchronize the objects and their metadata between vaults.

Note: The schedule option When idle is not supported in M-Files.
Note: It is recommended that you study the section Interaction Among Several Vaults before defining any export or import jobs.

Scheduled export

Define the scheduled export in the source vault where you can save the content to be exported on a scheduled basis. The same settings are available as when defining an individual export. For further information, refer to Export Content. Exported data can be imported to another vault for publication, replication, archiving or backup.

Scheduled import

When you want to import the content to another vault for synchronization or other use, you should define the scheduled import to the target vault. The same settings are available as when defining an individual import. For further information, refer to Import Content.

Scheduling an export or an import job works the same way as scheduling tasks in the Windows Control Panel.

Note: In addition to the content export and import, you should be able to associate the metadata definitions for the interaction between separate vaults, so that synchronization is possible through archiving. For further information, refer to Interaction Among Several Vaults.