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David Barbarin

Windocks and K8s support

By | DevOps, Docker, Kubernetes, SQL Server | No Comments

I got recently the 4.08 update from the Windocks team and I was very excited to evaluate some of new features. The first cool one I want to present in this blog concerns the Kubernetes support for deploying Windocks containers that will make my application deployment definitely easier. Let’s say you want to deploy your application that is tied to a Windocks container for SQL Server. In a previous blog post I explained why we…

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Markus Segmüller

work Agile in a GxP-regulated environment

By | Development & Performance | No Comments

On 4 June 2019 I followed an invitation to wega-it’s Know-how & Networking Breakfast 2 2019 on “Agile Validation in GxP Projects”. So they were to discuss Agility in the context of GxP regulation. I had some earlier exposure to various kinds of compliance roles and topics, and my current work environment is in the highly regulated Pharma industry. So I was really wondering (and hoping for learning) how you can possibly bring the two…

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Mouhamadou Diaw

Evenement Oracle : Dans la tête d’un Hacker & Comment protéger vos données sensibles

By | Database Administration & Monitoring | No Comments

Pour une fois un blog en français parce que concernant un événement Oracle en Français. Aujourd’hui chez Oracle Suisse à Genève, il y’avait une présentation concernant la sécurité Oracle. Il s’agissait de se mettre à la place d’un Hacker pour mieux appréhender leurs démarches et ensuite comment protéger les données dans une base de données Oracle. Comprendre les intentions et moyens utilisés par les Hackers pour parvenir à leurs fins nous aide à mieux les…

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Daniel Westermann

PostgreSQL on the beach, PGIBZ, recap

By | Database Administration & Monitoring | No Comments

So, finally, PostgreSQL on the beach is over. During discussions it was mentioned that some companies had issues to justify sending people to a conference to Ibiza. It was not really clear if they wanted to avoid the impression of making holidays while going to a conference or if it was just about the location. I am not judging this at all but what I can tell: It was a great, very relaxed and very…

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Saïd Mendi

In-person event (June 11,2019) Ansible Automates – Bern

By | Database Administration & Monitoring | No Comments

A couple of weeks ago, I found in my inbox an invitation from Red Hat concerning an event organized in Bern about Ansible. I heard a lot about Automation but did not really know what can or could be automated. Infrastructure? Application deployment? Networks? Containers? Cloud? All of them? So I wanted to learn more about Ansible and decided to participate!

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Daniel Westermann

PostgreSQL partitioning (8): Sub-partitioning

By | Database Administration & Monitoring | No Comments

We are slowly coming to the end of this little series about partitioning in PostgreSQL. In the last post we had a look at indexing and constraints and today we will have a look at sub partitioning. Sub partitioning means you go one step further and partition the partitions as well. Although it is not required to read all the posts of this series to follow this one: If you want, here they are: PostgreSQL…

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Cesare Cervini

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

By | Entreprise content management | No Comments

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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Cesare Cervini

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

By | Entreprise content management | No Comments

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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Cesare Cervini

An exotic feature in the content server: check_client_version

By | Entreprise content management | No Comments

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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Pascal Brand

How to check WebLogic SAML 2.0 Identity Provider WebSSO partner SSO signing certificat

By | Application integration & Middleware | No Comments

One of the most frequent issue with WebLogic SAML 2.0 identity Asserter is that the Identity Provider metadata used to register the WebSSO partner contains an expired certificate. I got the request to find out how to check the SAML 2.0 Identity Asserter WebSSO partner metadata using WLST. The script below looks for a authentication provider having the word IDP in its name and checks the WebSSO partner metadata for the not after validity date….

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Jérôme Dubar

Why ODA reimaging doesn’t work on the first try?

By | Database Administration & Monitoring, Database management, Oracle | No Comments

Introduction Reimaging an ODA is a good practice for a lot of reasons. To make your ODA cleaner if it’s running for many years and if you patch regularly. To simplify patching because if you’re late you could have to apply multiple intermediate patches to reach the target version. Or simply because you need to change the configuration (for example network configuration) and you want to make things clean, and be sure that future patches…

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