Setting up Duplicate Search in Vault 2020.2

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I mentioned the launch of Duplicate Search for Vault 2020.2 in a previous blog post.

Once you have installed the update (brief update instructions at the bottom of this post), the new Duplicate Search Dashboard is available in your Vault client.

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To set up the duplicate search, from your Vault Settings (Tools > Administration >Vault Settings), click on “Configure”.

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Now choose the folders that you wish to search for duplicates in. Check the “Enable Duplicate Search” option.

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The Duplicates Dashboard will show no duplicates initially, this is because the vault has not yet indexed the files.

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Indexing is done via a job processor task (not to be confused with property indexing which is done by ADMS). Note that the upgrade to 2020.2 logged me out of my job processor, but logging back in the JP started running a new job called Autodesk.VauIt.DuplicateSearchExtractor

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Once complete, my dashboard now correctly displayed the duplicates in my test Vault.

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In Inventor the “Find Duplicates” command is now available on the Vault ribbon.

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Check out the video below for more details on the new functionality.

The upgrade process:

As a subscription customer you will have access to the update in your Autodesk Desktop app, this can be used to upgrade the clients and the Server.

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When I upgraded my server (through the Autodesk Desktop App). I still needed to migrate the databases, as per any Vault upgrade.

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ALWAYS read the readme and release documentation before doing any upgrades on a live system!