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Gérard Wisson

Documentum story – dm_LogPurge and dfc.date_format

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What is the relation between dfc.date_format and dm_LogPurge? This is the question we had to answer as we hit an issue. An issue with the dm_LogPurge job. As usual once a repository has been created we are configuring several Documentum jobs for the housekeeping. One of them is the dm_LogPurge. It is configured to run once a day with a cutoff_days of 90 days. So all ran fine until we did another change. On request of…

 
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Morgan Patou

Documentum story – Manual deployment of X DARs on Y docbases

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In a previous blog (click here), I presented a common issue that might occur during the installation of some DARs and how to handle that with what Documentum provides but there are some limitations to that. Indeed the script repositoryPatch.sh is pretty good (except the small bug explained in the other blog) but its execution is limited to only one docbase and it is pretty boring to always put the full path of the DARs…

 
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Morgan Patou

Documentum story – Management of DARs and unexpected errors

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During a recent project at one of our customers, we often saw the message “Unexpected errors occurred while installing DARs”. In our case, this message happened when installing, migrating or upgrading a docbase on an already existing Content Server. We never saw this message during the first initial phase of installation of our repositories but we started to see it some months later with the first migration/upgrade. In this blog I will show you where…

 
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Gérard Wisson

Documentum story – Build and manage a Documentum Platform

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Documentum story. What is behind this story? Normally I should write Documentum Platform story. Indeed dbi services is involved to build and manage a worldwide Documentum Platform. Our part covers all middleware components related to the infrastructure excepting the OS, DB and applications which are managed by other teams. So we installed and manage so far: – 30+ Documentum Servers, 45+ repositories – 25+ Fulltext Servers,  50+ IndexAgent – 15+ ADTS servers – 30+ WebLogic…

 
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Pascal Brand

Documentum story – D2EventSenderMailMethod when multiple Documentum repositories are used.

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When several repositories are accessed through the same Java Method Server (JMS), it might be needed to have a different dfc.properties parameters for the D2EventSenderMailMethod depending on the repository. This can be issued using an external Java call to the D2EventSenderMailMethod and setting a different class path to point to the desired dfc.properties. sh -c ‘java -cp “<DOCUMENTUM_SHARED>/shared/d2eventsender/Docbase:$CLASSPATH ” com.emc.d2.api.methods.D2EventSenderMailMethod “$@ “‘ /bin/sh <DOCUMENTUM_SHARED> is to be replaced with the path to $DOCUMENTUM_SHARED. it is…

 
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Stephane Biehler

Documentum story – HA configuration best practice

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We went to a performance issue and some failed failover regarding the content server and the JMS. Thus we asked EMC for recommendations and it seems that the configuration can be slightly different than the official documentation. Here are the steps for the High Availability configuration for the content server and JMS. At this point you must already have a Primary Content Server (CS1) with its own JMS (JMS1) and a Remote Content Server (CS2)…

 
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Arnaud Berbier

Documentum story – Disable FIPS-140 on a CS 7.2 P05 in order to connect to a 6.7 SP2 repository

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In this blog and for a customer’s requirement (Data Migration), I had to temporarily disable the FIPS on a Content Server 7.2 P05 in order to connect to a repository 6.7 SP2. In fact after adding the 6.7 repository to the docbroker projection list of the CS 7.2, the customer was not able to login and had the following error message: [dmadmin@content_server_01 ~]$ idql repo67 Please enter a user (dmadmin): aberbier Please enter password for…

 
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Morgan Patou

Alfresco: some useful database queries

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In my previous post, I talked about the Lifecycle of Alfresco Nodes. You may have noticed that I tried to insert in my explanations some elements that are specific to databases (tables, fields, aso…). These elements are quite essential to prepare a post like this one: more database oriented. I already explained what exactly are the consequences on the database side when a node is removed and I will try in this post to share some useful…

 
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Matthieu Munch

QlikView – Load data in QlikView / QlikSence – Best practice and trick

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In this blog, I will give you some best practices and tricks when you are loading table to generate your data. But before, I will review the different ways to load data in a QlikView or QlikSense report. 1.How to retrieve data in QlikView You have 2 different possibilities to load your data in your report: Database connector File connector a) Database connector: If your data are located in a database, you must use this…

 
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Matthieu Munch

QlikSense – The easy way to create a QlikView report

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Today, one of the most used Business Intelligence products is undoubtedly QlikView. This Swedish product is one of the best positioned in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms matrix and has been for a number of years. To make Business Intelligence even more accessible to Business users, the Qlik Company decided to add an additional product in its range. This product should be more accessible and easier to use to create…

 
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