The Check-in Client is a tool used to replicate the resources tree in the Governance Registry into your file-system or to a dump file. Much like a version control system like Subversion, you can do checkout, check-in and update operations using this tool.
You can use the check-in client tool only for registry/repository use cases. Therefore, you cannot use it for governance scenarios.
When you are checking out, you can specify which path of the collection tree should checkout and where in the local file-system checkout to. And you can give more options to make it more flexible as described in the following sections.
In this mode the resource tree (from a path specified) will be dumped to a single file. You are not supposed to edit these files. Rather you can use this mode to get backups/restore and possibly move a resource tree from one registry to another as an alternative to doing a remote mounting and moving.
The check-in client tool does not support the '&' and 'space' characters, and thereby, you will get errors when resources have these special characters. Therefore, the asset names, which are authorized need to be handled by the check-in client tool as well.
For more information about the Check-in Client see the following pages:
General information about the Check-in Client tool in the Governance Registry.