Dockit 365 Archiver

How to Export SharePoint & Office 365 Content using Dockit Archiver?

  1. Can Dockit Archiver be installed and run from a client machine?

    Yes, Dockit Archiver can be installed and run from a Windows 8 / 7 desktop (client workstation) with .NET Framework 4.5 or higher.

    Note: For connecting to SharePoint Online in Office 365, Windows 7 with the latest service pack and .NET Framework 4.5 or higher is recommended.

  2. Can I connect to a remote SharePoint server within my local network through Dockit Archiver?

    Yes, you can connect to a Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 / Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2013 / Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 / Microsoft SharePoint Online / OneDrive for Business in your local network through Dockit Archiver by specifying the required credentials to connect the remote SharePoint server.

  3. Does Dockit Archiver support a batch file for export instead of setting up the export task through the user interface?

    Yes, the current version of Dockit Archiver support batch documents export from a batch descriptor file.

  4. Can I selectively export files from SharePoint library?

    Yes, files from SharePoint library can be selectively exported to the file system.

  5. Can I export all versions of a file from SharePoint library?

    Yes, you can export all / major versions / specified versions / latest version of file from SharePoint library to file system.

  6. Can I export documents and folders from multiple libraries?

    Yes, Dockit Archiver allows you to export documents and files from multiple libraries in a single export session.

  7. Can I export a folder and all its contents, including sub-folders to File System?

    Yes, you can export a folder and all its contents, including sub-folders, to File System.

  8. Can I view only the file list of a list and their associated column values?

    Dockit Archiver generates an Excel file (XLSX) that will contain the list of folders / list items and their associated column values. The attachments will also be exported along with. In other words, Dockit Archiver exports contents and metadata together in a single export session.

  9. Where are the versions saved when I export files to the file system location?

    When exporting files to a File System with version history, Dockit Archiver creates a sub-folder with the name specified by the user (in export task) appended with the version number and exports document version into the respective version folder.

    For example: If version folder name specified by the user is ‘Version’ and the actual version number of file being exported is 10, then a folder with name ‘Version10’ will be created in the destination folder and 10th version of the file will be exported to this version sub-folder. The latest version of a file will be exported to the respective version folder depending on its version number.

  10. The application error log file Archiver_.txt in the Dockit Archiver application path is gradually increasing in size. Can I delete it?

    Yes, you may delete this error log file. Dockit Archiver generates an error log file in the Log folder in the common application data path (\Dockit Archiver). The error log file tends to increase in size over a period of time especially if the application meets with frequent error conditions. The application does create a separate error log each time it runs. This is required for diagnostic purposes during trouble shooting. You may delete the error log file periodically. For each export task, Dockit Archiver creates a task folder (same name as task name) and the error log file is stored in the respective task folder.

  11. What is the required structure for the batch descriptor file?

    Refer to the relevant sections in the application help file for more information.

  12. Can I retain Created date and Last Modified date of a file when exporting to file system?

    Yes, Dockit Archiver retains Created date and Last Modified date of a file while exporting to Windows file system. Specify these metadata options in the Export job. If the given destination path is NTFS formatted file system, both the date fields – Created date and Last Modified date will be retained as in the source file. However, if the given destination path is a FAT32 formatted file system, Last Modified date alone will be retained.

  13. What permissions are required in SharePoint for Archiver to export files from a library?

    For the export task to run as expected, the given user credential must have at least Read permissions in the source library.

  14. Can export tasks be invoked from the command line or scheduled?

    Yes, you can invoke Dockit Archiver export tasks from either DOS command prompt or Windows Scheduler any time after an export task has been created using Dockit Archiver user interface. Please refer to the relevant sections in the application help file for more information.

  15. Does Dockit Archiver support 64-bit platform?

    Yes, Dockit Archiver supports both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms. You can use same setup file to install Dockit Archiver main application in both architectures (32-bit or 64-bit platform).

  16. Can Dockit Archiver export list item attachments?

    Yes, you can export list metadata along with the file attachments to the Windows file system.

  17. Can I selectively export list items and metadata from a SharePoint list?

    No, you cannot export list items selectively from a SharePoint list.

  18. Can I export all versions of list items metadata from a SharePoint list?

    Yes, you can export all / major versions / specified versions / latest version of list items metadata from SharePoint list to metadata file.

  19. Where are the attachments saved when I export attachments to the file system location?

    When exporting attachments to a File System, Dockit Archiver creates a sub-folder with the list item’s ID (say, 00000010; here ID is 10) in the destination folder and the list item attachments will be exported to this sub-folder.

  20. What authentication methods are supported in Dockit Archiver?

    The current version of Dockit Archiver supports Windows authentication, Forms authentication and Claims based authentication methods.

  21. Can I use FQDN based user credential in Dockit Archiver?

    Yes, Dockit Archiver supports both NetBIOS and FQDN conventions to connect to SharePoint site.

  22. Does Dockit Archiver work with SharePoint Online in Office 365? How does it work?

    Yes, Dockit Archiver supports SharePoint Online in Office 365 seamlessly. Dockit Archiver supports both Cloud Identity and Federated Identity to connect to Office 365 based SharePoint sites. There is no feature restriction or limitation in Dockit Archiver to export contents from Online SharePoint sites.

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