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Connecting to a Repository via a Dynamically Edited dfc.properties File (part II)

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This is part II of the 2-part article. See for part I of this article. Testing We will test on the host machine named docker that hosts 2 containers, container01 and container011. All 3 machines run a repository. Its name is respectively dmtest on docker (shortly, [email protected]:1489), [email protected]:1489 ([email protected]:2489 externally) and [email protected]:1489 ([email protected]:5489 externally). Incidentally, the enhanced syntax is also a good way to uniquely identify the repositories. The current dfc.properties file on the host…

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Connecting to a Repository via a Dynamically Edited dfc.properties File (part I)

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Connecting to a Repository via a Dynamically Edited dfc.properties File Now that we have containerized content servers, it is very easy, maybe too easy, to create new repositories. Their creation is still not any faster (whether they are containerized or not is irrelevant here) but given a configuration file it just takes one command to instantiate an image into a running container with working repositories in it. Thus, during experimentation and testing, out of laziness…

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An exotic feature in the content server: check_client_version

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An exotic feature in the content server: check_client_version A few months ago, I tripped over a very mysterious problem while attempting to connect to a 7.3 CS docbase from within dqMan. We had 3 docbases and we could connect using this client to all of them but one ! Moreover, we could connect to all three using a remote Documentum Administrator or the local idql/iapi command-line tools. Since we could connect to at least one…

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Morgan Patou

Documentum – DOCUMENTUM_SHARED is dead?

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In June last year, I did my first manual installation (so without docker) of Documentum 16.4 and I was testing it with PostgreSQL. I quickly realized that there were some changes in Documentum and, unfortunately, I don’t believe that it’s for the best! In this blog, I will talk about the DOCUMENTUM_SHARED environment variable. I tested that almost a year ago with a PostgreSQL binary but it’s the same for all Documentum 16.4 binaries. This…

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David Diab

Documentum – Remote Content Server Decommission

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I already experienced the installation of a remote Content Server but it was my first decommissioning, and as usual the decommission is faster than the installation 😉 by the way, read this blog if you missed how to install a remote Docbase 🙂 First step is to delete all remote Docbases, then delete DocBroker, and at the end uninstall the Content Server. In my case, I have 4 Content Servers (ser, ser-0, ser-01, ser-1) and…

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Morgan Patou

Documentum – RCS/CFS installation failure

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A few weeks ago, I had a task to add a new CS into already HA environments (DEV/TEST/PROD) to better support the load on these environments as well as adding a new repository on all Content Servers. These environments were installed a nearly two years ago already so it was really just adding something new into the picture. When doing so, the installation of a new repository on existing Content Servers (CS1 / CS2) was…

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Cesare Cervini

How to stop Documentum processes in a docker container, and more (part I)

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How to stop Documentum processes in a docker container, and more Ideally, but not mandatorily, the management of Documentum processes is performed at the service level, e.g. by systemd. In my blog here, I showed how to configure init files for Documentum under systemd. But containers don’t have systemd, yet. They just run processes, often only one, sometimes more if they are closely related together (e.g. the docbroker, the method server and the content servers),…

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