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Tracking Logs Inside a Documentum Container (part II)

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Testing the log watcher This is part II of the article. Part I is here. All the above code has to be included in the entrypoint script so it gets executed at container start up time but it can also be tested more simply in a traditional repository installation. First, we’ll move the code into a excutable script, e.g. entrypoint.sh, and run it in the background in a first terminal. Soon, we will notice that…

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Tracking Logs Inside a Documentum Container (part I)

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Containers running under docker can have their stdout observed from the outside through the “docker logs”command; here is an excerpt of its usage: docker logs –help Usage: docker logs [OPTIONS] CONTAINER Fetch the logs of a container Options: –details Show extra details provided to logs -f, –follow Follow log output –since string Show logs since timestamp (e.g. 2013-01-02T13:23:37) or relative (e.g. 42m for 42 minutes) –tail string Number of lines to show from the end…

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Morgan Patou

Documentum – Java exception stack on iAPI/iDQL login

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Recently, I was doing some sanity checks on a Documentum Server and I saw a Java exception stack while logging in using iAPI/iDQL to a Repository. It was reproducible for all Repositories. I’ve never seen something like that before (or at least I don’t remember it) so I was a little bit surprised. Whenever there are errors upon login, it is usually Documentum error messages that are printed and there is no exception stack. Since…

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Morgan Patou

Documentum – Connection to docbrokers and Repositories inside K8s from an external DFC Client

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How can you connect an external DFC Client to docbrokers and Repositories hosted on Kubernetes Pods? That seems to be a very simple question yet it might prove difficult… Let’s talk about this challenge in this blog and possible solutions/workarounds. As you all know, Kubernetes is using containers so just like for a basic Docker container, you won’t be able to access it from the outside by default. On Docker, you will need to expose…

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A Ruthless Repository Shutdown Utility, Part II

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Stopping the unreachable repositories Suppose that the docbroker has been stopped prematurely and that we want to shut down the repositories but the out-of-the-box dm_shutdown_repository is not effective. Why is it so by the way ? If we look closely inside the shutdown script, we quickly notice the reason: #!/bin/sh ################## DOCUMENTUM SERVER SHUTDOWN FILE ###################### # # 1994-2018 OpenText Corporation. All rights reserved # Version 16.4 of the Documentum Server. # # A generated…

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A Ruthless Repository Shutdown Utility, Part I

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You have finally completed that migration and need to restart all the Documentum processes. So, you shut down the docbroker and move on to the repositories but then you receive an error message about them not being reachable any more. Or conversely, you want to start all the Documentum processes and you start first the repositories and later the docbrokers. Next, you want to connect to one repository and you receive the same error message….

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Morgan Patou

Documentum – NoSuchMethodError on setResourceBundle with D2-REST 16.4 on WebLogic

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In the scope of an upgrade project, with some colleagues, we have been deploying some D2-REST applications on Kubernetes pods using WebLogic Server. As explained in a previous blog, we first tried to upgrade our D2-REST 4.x into 16.4 but faced a small error. I don’t know if you already used/deployed D2-REST but it seems to me that the deployment is always kinda chaotic. Sometimes you will need to apply some steps and then for…

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Morgan Patou

Documentum – Cast trouble with D2-REST 16.5.x on WebLogic

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In the scope of an upgrade project, with some colleagues, we have been deploying some D2-REST applications on Kubernetes pods using WebLogic Server. At the beginning, we started using D2-REST 16.4 and that was working properly (once the issue described here is fixed (and some others linked to FIPS 140-2, aso…)). After that, we tried to switch to higher versions (16.5.0 Pxx, 16.5.1 P00 or P04) but it stopped working with some error. We were…

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