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Natascha Karfich

Part 2 – vagrant up – get your Oracle infrastructure up an running

By | Database Administration & Monitoring | One Comment

Last week in the first part of this blog we have seen a short introduction how to setup an Oracle Infrastructure with Vagrant and Ansible. Remember all the files for this example are available here https://github.com/nkadbi/oracle-db-12c-vagrant-ansible Get the example code: git clone https://github.com/nkadbi/oracle-db-12c-vagrant-ansible If you have prepared your environment with Ansible, Vagrant and Oracle Virtual Box installed – and provided the Oracle software zip files – than you can just start to build your Test…

 
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Natascha Karfich

vagrant up – get your Oracle infrastructure up an running

By | Database Administration & Monitoring, Database management, Operation systems | One Comment

By using Vagrant to manage your Virtual Machines and Ansible for configuration management and provisioning you can easily automate the setup of your whole test environment in a standardized way. If you have never heard about Ansible and Vagrant I try to give you an idea with the following very short  summary. There is a lot of good information available about Ansible and Vagrant. Please check the provided links at the end of this blog…

 
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Gérard Wisson

Documentum story – Jobs in a high availability installation

By | Entreprise content management | No Comments

When you have an installation with one Content Server (CS) you do not take care where the job will be running. It’s always on your single CS. But how should you configure the jobs in case you have several CS? Which jobs have to be executed and which one not? Let’s see that in this post. When you have to run your jobs in a high availability installation you have to configure some files and objects….

 
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Morgan Patou

Documentum story – Documentum installers fail with various errors

By | Entreprise content management | No Comments

Some months ago when installing/removing/upgrading several Documentum components, we ended up facing a strange issue (yes I know, another one!). We were able to see these specific errors during the installation or removal of a Docbase, during the installation of a patch for the Content Server, the installation of the Thumbnail Server, aso… The errors we faced change for different installers but in the end, all of these errors were linked to the same issue….

 
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Gérard Wisson

Documentum story – dm_LogPurge and dfc.date_format

By | Entreprise content management | No Comments

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

By | Entreprise content management | No Comments

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

By | Entreprise content management | No Comments

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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Vincent Matthey

GoldenGate 12.2 – Installation of the monitoring agent

By | Database Administration & Monitoring | No Comments

As described in my last post, GoldenGate Studio requires the monitor agent on each GoldenGate instance. The goal of this agent is to allow GoldenGate Studio to interact with GoldenGate, for example, to deploy a new solution. So lets start with the installation of the agent. Download The first step is to download the monitor agent (Oracle GoldenGate Monitor). It is available here. Installation The second step is to install the product. After you have…

 
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David Barbarin

SQL Server 2016 RC3: .NET Framework 3.5 is no longer required during installation

By | Database management | No Comments

As you may certainly know, the last release candidate of SQL Server 2016 (RC3) has been released by Microsoft a couple of days ago. You may find the announcement here.  As usual, after downloading the binaries from my msdn subscription, I performed a first fresh installation of the underlying operating system (Windows Server 2016 TP4) by using my preferred set of automated scripts. I’m sure you are convinced that automating some installation steps may avoid…

 
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Morgan Patou

Alfresco: cleanup your dev environment

By | Application integration & Middleware | No Comments

As an Alfresco developer/administrator, you probably already made a few mistakes in your DEV environment while trying to add new features, a custom model or something like that. The result of that mistake might be a corrupted Database or Content Store. Yes I know it’s hard to recognize it! But then what can be done to solve the issue and restore an usable installation? Well if you don’t have a backup or don’t want to…

 
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