Supersized Documentum Migrations and Upgrades Two Billion Documents and Counting

Two weeks ago we completed several of the largest Documentum migrations and upgrades we’ve ever seen. With short outage windows, we helped plan and support our client’s migration of their Documentum systems from a data center in the southeast US to the Rockies while simultaneously upgrading the repositories from Documentum 6.5 to 6.7 SPx. Altogether the repositories contained over 2 billion documents,  several TB of file server and multiple Centera devices; as well as over 425,000 ActiveWizard forms!

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Documentum Upgrade – Support Multiple Applications using a single HPI Solr Portal Cache

Recently one of our large pharmaceutical clients replaced a Documentum interface in a .NET application with access to an HPI Portal cache. The HPI Portal cache utilizes Apache Solr to store and serve approved content outside of Documentum for scalability and business continuity. This change resolved a significant maintenance problem for the application team, removed a roadblock that had halted a server upgrade, and improved performance of the .NET application for document retrieval.  Continue reading

Documentum – EMC World/Momentum 2013 – Day .5 Migration and Upgrades: Upgrade to Lower costs and Unleash the Power of EMC Documentum Platform 7.0

Attending the first session with David Mennie, Patrick Walsh and Peggy Ringhousen  – Peggy did a great job last year with the D2 Unveiling last year so I thought I would check this out.  Got some great information and preview of later presentations.
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Documentum Upgrades – Handling eSignatures in Documentum 6.6+

Starting in Documentum Content Server 6.6, using the eSignature mechanism uses iText rather than PDF Fusion to create the electronic signature page. Documentum made this move to iText in order to be able to support creating eSignatures when the content server was running on a Unix/Linux environment, which was previously unsupported. Using the eSignature mechanism still requires a TCS (Trusted Content Services) license from EMC.

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Documentum D7 – Initial Thoughts

As many Documentum customers know, the end of 2012 saw the initial official release of Documentum D7, something that was announced back at EMC World in May.  We have recently been evaluating the release to determine what’s new, what’s changed, and what the potential impacts could be for our clients as they plan for the future.  We will be posting to the blog over the next weeks as we proceed through our evaluations and test upgrade paths so be sure to stay tuned, but we wanted to share some initial thoughts as well.

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Documentum Upgrade to 6.7 – a simple approach

Back in July, we wrote a lessons learned post regarding upgrading from Documentum 6.5 to Documentum 6.7.   We have a client that recently completed, by himself, a Documentum upgrade from 6.5 SP3 to 6.7 SP1.  While TSG often assists clients in the Documentum upgrade process, some clients are very capable of performing upgrades on their own if they chose a simple approach.  This post will share some of the client’s thoughts on the upgrade and how the combination of TSG products as well as good knowledge of his environment made the upgrade relatively painless.   The only issue the client had was due to some bad documentation in regards to the xPlore upgrade that will be shared as well.
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Documentum 6.5 to 6.7 Upgrade Lessons Learned

TSG  recently assisted a client with upgrading their Documentum 6.5 environment to 6.7. Products included Content Server, xPlore, Business Process Manager (BPM), Content Transformation Services (ADTS, AVTS, MTS), DA, Webtop, Records Manager, Retention Policy Services (RPS), Archive Services for Reports (ASR), and TaskSpace. The client also runs TSG’s High Performance Interface (HPI) and OpenContent products. Continue reading

Documentum – EMC World/Momentum 2012 – TSG Recap

Thanks to all subscribers for making this one of our most successful weeks with the blog.  We always get lots of feedback that our take on announcements and learning sessions at EMC World/Momentum is our most popular topic.  Also, it was great making new friends face to face who opened with “I really like your blog!!!”  This post will try to wrap-up and summarize all the other postings, as well as express the TSG opinion on the event. Continue reading