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How to verify that binary-less replication is working.

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One of the up-sides to using a shared data (BLOB) store (file or S3) is that replication can then be set to “binary-less” meaning the BLOB itself does not have to be transported across the network. Here are steps to verifying that it actually works:

  1. Create a new Apache Sling Logging Logger configuration on the target “publish” instance (/system/console/configMgr?lang=en) for com.day.cq.replication at the DEBUG level) - click on image for a larger version.

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  1. Activate an asset

  2. Watch for the following type of entry in /logs/replication.log

*DEBUG* 127.0.0.1 1465577645518 POST /bin/receive HTTP/1.1 com.day.cq.replication.impl.content.durbo.DurboImportTransformer property jcr:data of NodeNodeDelegate{tree=/content/dam/adobetest2/iPhone_6s_Plus-4K-video.MOV/jcr:content/renditions/original/jcr:content: { jcr:primaryType = nt:resource, jcr:uuid = ae912ae7-c808-4798-b723-31af557b1ab3, jcr:lastModifiedBy = admin, jcr:data = {840751500 bytes}, jcr:lastModified = 2016-06-10T12:54:06.667-04:00}} set using a reference

The key is the string “set using a reference” - it confirms that binary-less replication has been used. Thanks to @tteofili for this pointer.

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