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How to start
A few days ago we started migration of Documentum Content Server 5.3 to Windows Server 2008. As it turned out it was not a trivial task.
As a migration guide I use this installation guide and this thread on EMC Community site. There is a little chapter about Content Server copying in the Installation Guide, it is started on page 66 (begins with the words
To copy a repository:). It consists of 25 steps, I did everything except last two steps (24,25) with a few remarks.
- Before step 21 (Start the server for the repository copy), proceed to EMC thread
- There is Helpful Answer by
Rijo Mathew Oct 7, 2009 3:53 PM. Read it carefully.
- In addition to
Rijo Mathew'sanswer :
- Don't forget to copy
$DOCUMENTUM/config/dbor.propertiesto new Content Server. Make sure that there is no *nix style pathes inside
- Make sure you are using correct disk name (C:, D:, etc). Make sure you are using Windows style pathes everywhere in copied configuration files.
- Don't forget to copy
Correction of additional errors:
We are using LDAP sync. Our dm_LDAPSynchronisation job constantly crashed with errors. I saw this error in logs:
[DFC_BOF_WRONG_IDENTITY] LoginInfo and Principal for "doc_base_name" docbase are not defined or wrong.
As a solution I delete all LDAP configuration objects a recreate them again in Documentum Administrator. After that run dm_LDAPSynchronisation job with
If you also see something like this:
Error: Group <group name> already exists in other domain (<some_rid>), not in (<other_rid>)
Read this note. For me it was
group_directory_id attribute in a few dm_group type objects. Just replace them using DQL.
- Turn off UAC.
- Make sure that every folder in
%DOCUMENTUM_HOME%is fulle accessable to
SYSTEM(Read and Write permissions).
If you are using
Documentum Administrator you have to point Documentum jars in web applications
CLASSPATH. It may look different in *nix and Windows:
/in *nix vs
\\in Windows pathes
%DOCUMENTUM_HOME%and other variables
- Don't know why, but after installation there are lack of documentum libraries (jar files) in
%DOCUMENTUM_SHARED%. We just copy most of the libraries from *nix
Here is list of Documentum Content Server 5.3 jars that worked:
1 activation-1.1.1.jar 2 admin.jar 3 All-MB.jar 4 bpmutil.jar 5 bsf.jar 6 castor-0.9.5.2.jar 7 ci.jar 8 collaboration.jar 9 commons-jxpath-1.1.jar 10 ctsTransform.jar 11 ctsTransformImpl.jar 12 dfc.jar 13 dfcbase.jar 14 DmcRecords.jar 15 log4j.jar 16 mail-1.4.2.jar 17 messageArchive.jar 18 messageService.jar 19 subscription.jar 20 workflow.jar 21 xalan.jar 22 xercesImpl.jar 23 xforms.jar 24 XformsCommon.jar 25 xml-apis.jar 26 xmlParserAPIs.jar 27 xtrim-api.jar
Don't forget to configure date format on Windows machine as it was on *nix. If you have wrong format all jobs will fail without any notification.
How to find hidden problems
- It was very helpful to read job and session log files. They are located in
- Temporary turn off firewall.
- Check your database logs.
- Check OS system logs.