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Morgan Patou

Documentum – D2 doesn’t load repositories with “Unexpected error occured”

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I had a case today where all Documentum components were up and running, including D2 but while accessing its login page, the repositories wouldn’t appear and a message “An unexpected error occurred. Please refresh your browser” would pop-up in the lower-right corner and disappear quickly. Refreshing the browser or opening a private window wouldn’t do anything. In such cases, of course the first thing to do would be to make sure the docbroker and repositories…

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Morgan Patou

Documentum – IndexAgent can’t start in normal mode

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Everybody familiar with Documentum knows that just starting the JBoss/WildFly hosting an IndexAgent isn’t really enough to have the indexing working: the IndexAgent must be started from the UI (or via DA or via the job or via iapi or automatically via the Repository startup or …). Starting the IA in “normal mode” is usually something that takes a few seconds. I faced a few times an IA that apparently didn’t want to start: whenever…

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Morgan Patou

Documentum – xPlore online rebuild stopped because of “immense term”

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In relation to my previous blog about custom facets not showing up after full reindex, a customer was doing a migration that just completed. After the full reindex, there were no facets because of what I explained in the blog. Knowing that the online rebuild is normally faster than a full reindex, I helped to start this operation but after a little bit more than a day of processing, it failed on a document. The…

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Morgan Patou

Documentum – Custom facets not showing up after full reindex?

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Beginning of the year, while performing a migration from a Documentum 7.3 environment on VM to Documentum 16.4 on Kubernetes, a customer had an issue where their custom facets weren’t showing up on D2 after a full reindex. At the end of the migration, since xPlore has been upgraded as well (from xPlore 1.5 to 16.4, from VM to K8s), then a full reindex has been executed so that all the documents are indexed. In…

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Nicolas Penot

Ansible Custom Interactive Dynamic Inventory

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When working with an Ansible dynamic inventory, you may want to update it from your playbook on the fly. For instance, you may want to create a server and then install an application on it without calling a second playbook or developing specific code to create a runtime group (e.g. “add_host” module). Or you may want to update the inventory on the fly without having to wait for an asynchronous mechanism to be triggered. This…

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Morgan Patou

Solr Sharding – Shard creation

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I wrote this blog in conjunction with the one about the Solr Sharding – Concepts & Methods a year ago and it was 95% completed but then I had other stuff to do and just forgot I didn’t publish it. It might be a little bit late but well, better late than never… It will complete the overview I wanted to share around the Alfresco Clustering and in particular around the Solr Sharding. In this…

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Cesare Cervini

Enhancing idql/iapi with rlwrap (part II)

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This is Part II of a tour of rlwrap for idql/iapi. For Part I, please follow the link here. Enhanced output visualization This is one rlwrap’s most fantastic enhancement. It is not that different from what I suggested here only much smoother. idql does not provide any flexible formatting and lines longer than the screen width get wrapped around, which results in hard to read output. rlwrap’s pipeto filter lets redirect this output to another…

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Cesare Cervini

Enhancing idql/iapi with rlwrap (part I)

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The rant I have a confession to make: I’m obsessed with idql/iapi. These tools so central to Documentum administrative tasks are so lame for interactive work that they have probably disgusted more than their share of administrators. The problem is that I have to use them almost daily, and everyday I grumble: there must be a better way. Sure, there were third-party utilities such as Samson and Repoint in the past, and now dqman and…

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Morgan Patou

Documentum – Some things to take care of when migrating/upgrading

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Over the years I have been working with Documentum, I participated in many migrations and/or upgrades. Just like everything else, this obviously builds up some experience but what if you are pretty new to Documentum and it is your first time working on one? Sure, there is the Documentation from OpenText, which is several dozens of pages (~140, depending on versions) of intense fun so prepare a lot of coffee, you will definitively need some….

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Morgan Patou

Documentum – DARs installation fails Java 11

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As you probably heard if you weren’t in an underground bunker for the past 2 years, Oracle changed the licensing of the Oracle JDK. If you want to read more about it, there is a good FAQ here. This obviously had some important repercussions everywhere and Documentum wasn’t exempted. I would have a lot to say about the way OpenText tried to adapt since Documentum 16.4 (and kind of failed) but that’s not really the…

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