Mirror For Autodesk Vault is a POC application for downloading a read only copy of a user’s Vault contents to a predefined windows folder location mirroring the virtual folder structure in Vault Explorer.
It demonstrates the concept of a lightweight automated tool with two modes of operation. Full Mirror is a more comprehensive approach which scans all folders by downloading new and updated files, as well as removing orphaned files from the local drive cleaning up and synchronizing the two structures. Partial Mirror ignores local drive content, just downloading files updated from the last mirror operation meaning it is faster to run but will not clean up the local drive contents.
Mirror For Autodesk Vault does not create an exact Vault replica, in so much as it does not replicate items, meta-data (properties), file history, security, lifecycle states, custom objects or change orders.