We do content down-syncs via content packages, which we create in package manager and also install on the target via package manager.
We are facing 2 types of challenges:
Upon installation on the target system this can take ages to install or even crash the target system.
I am aware of these solutions:
Do you have any other recommendations?
If your servers are on AEM Cloud Manager or AEM as Cloud Service, you can use Content Copy Tool to sync content between instances. More information here:
I would do it in small packages says 1GB each.
Make sure you disabled the dam asset update launcher before installing the packages
once packages are installed enable the dam asset update launcher
Run the Bulk workflow from ACS Common to for DAM asset update workflow
Thanks for this very useful hint about the workflow launchers.
I have added this in our project documentation about best practices.
The note about having only packages of max. 1GB is well known. However, with the source dam assets being located all in one folder (over 7200 of them), there is no way of selecting only a smaller portion of them with the filters available in the package manager.
If the source is e.g. a page tree, this is not a problem, because it will have lots of internal structure, which allows for setting precise filters by path.
Thanks very much for your hints.
We will definitely check out Grabbit.
Do you know whether Grabbit is still supported?
The last version is from dates back to Mid 2018 and on its support page it only goes as far as AEM 6.3.
Thank you very much for all for your replies and suggestions. They are all very useful.
In our project we will go forward with a hybrid approach:
The other recommendations have been added to our best practice notes.