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Adobe Summit 2023 [19th to 23rd March, Las Vegas and Virtual] | Complete AEM Session & Lab list

AEM Operations Vs AEM ACS Refactor


Level 4

Hi Team,


We have a use case in our project and need to move close to 100k assets to a different folder. We tried using AEM OOTB move functionality but it is extremely slow. I wanted to understand -


  • ACS Commons Refactor is efficient than AEM OOTB operations of move, delete etc.?
  • What are the other benefits/use cases of using ACS refactor.
  • ACS Commons Refactor is not supported by AEM Assets as Cloud. Any other suggestion that we could have utilized here?



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Community Advisor

@manpreetk908 AEM OOTB Move has a limited no. of asset support. While ACS commons is an open source utility to help with bulk operations.

I would recommend you disable the DAM Update Asset Workflow first and then try MCP Tools on 10-20k assets at a time. This will save alot of time and manual effort. More info here: 

I am yet to try options for Cloud instance and will be able to comment later on this point.



Level 4

Thanks for your response!


We are using Assets as a cloud and don't have DAM Update Asset workflow. We have already disabled other workflows to reduce system impact. We are not using ACS commons currently as it is not supported by cloud and in case it has a significant performance over AEM operations, I was planning to explore it with our cloud instance.


Do advice in case you have any other suggestion for us.





Level 2


Ver 5 and above are is supported in the cloud.  

  • Release 5.0.6 @ July 12, 2021  Bug fixes galore!
  • Release 5.0.4 @ March 17, 2021  AEM as a Cloud Service compatible release! Includes the inevitable bug-fixes after a major version bump!


Level 4

I was aware that only few limited ACS commons features are cloud compatible. Even the cloud manager pipeline reports sonar quality issues when we attempt to deploy ACS commons to AEM cloud instances.