Alfresco Webdav Mount
Alfresco holds uploaded content in a hashed folder strcture. I needed to export/obtain specific/all contents from Alfresco for further processing. Luckily Alfresco developers introduced a WebDAV functionality to access uploaded files.
First install the WebDAV filesystem type for mount:
# apt-get install davfs2
# mount -t davfs http://example.com/alfresco/webdav /mnt/alfresco -o nolocks
Important here is to use the mount option “nolocks” as it seems Alfresco does not implement the dav lock command. And as i just want to retreive the files and do not needed to lock any ressources for writing, i was ok with that.
From now on i could easily access the files in Alfresco under my mountpoint:
# ls -l /mnt/alfresco/
When done, don’t forget to correctly unmount:
# cd /mnt # umount /mnt/alfresco