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Renditions: Replicator

What does Replicator do?

Renditions Replicator copies source documents, complete with metadata and version history if required, to specified target locations.  The target locations can be within the local farm, a remote SharePoint deployment or SharePoint Online (SPO).
As with other Rendition modules, Replicator can automatically synchronise changes between source documents and their replicated renditions.  You can even automatically delete replicated renditions if the source document is deleted.

Why did we build it?

There are many reasons why you might want to replicate SharePoint content.  Here are just a few:

  • Poor network connectivity may be overcome by replicating content to a document cache so users can access local renditions.
  • Valuable content can be replicated as part of a governance plan.
  • We are seeing customers copying documents to SPO as part of their disaster recovery strategy.
  • Selected content can be copied to external locations to be shared with partners or the public in a cost effective way.
  • We are seeing many customers considering hybrid deployments where some content resides on SPO and some on an internally hosted farm with the need for cross-pollination between environments.
We don't beleive that SharePoint natively provides you with the toolset required to support the above scenarios and so we built Renditions Replicator to make life easier for information managers.

How does it work?

Renditions Replicator is conceptually similar to the Archivist module in that it works with any document file type to copy a source document, complete with metadata and version history if required, to a target location.  The key difference is that at the end of the archival process the Archivists will recycle the source document whereas Replicator leaves the source document intact.

To find out more please refer to the detailed User and Administrator documentation reference guide.