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Alfresco technical features questions

Question asked by andreasevers on Dec 17, 2011
Latest reply on Dec 19, 2011 by andreasevers
Hey everyone,

I'm looking into possible solutions for an offering regarding document management.
I'd like to suggest Alfresco to be used as underlying framework, but I'm not too sure about the current state. I've used Alfresco in the past and was very enthusiastic about it, but that was only version 1.x

It would help me a lot if I could wrap my mind around certain aspects of Alfresco that are important for the customer.

The pointers I need to find out are:

- How can I upload documents from Java? Using REST/SOAP/etc. ?
- How and where are documents archived? What technology is being used for this?
- Is there an automatic cleanup of "older" documents? (scheduling service or something)
- What are the possibilities regarding security? How are access rights managed and so on?
- How is clustering and scalability tackled in Alfresco? Can we run multiple instances etc?
- How does the version control mechanism work and what's the underlying technology?

Of course I realize this is a lot to ask, but solely some references to wiki's or similar information would already suffice.

Thanks a lot in advice :)