DRX – Documentum Administration Tool

DRX – Documentum Administration Tool


DRX – Documentum Administration Tool

OpenText Documentum Administration Tool
DRX-logoDocumentum Repository eXplorer (DRX) is a powerful exploration, auditing, and documentation tool that allows OpenText Documentum administrators and developers to quickly document vital information about their repositories and environments. DRX provides a simple UI to facilitate logging into the Documentum repository, configuring and running specific reporting modules, and viewing the resulting reports. DRX reports are generated in HTML for easy viewing and XML for more complex processing.

DRX is distributed as an EXE file that contains all of the Java code, requisite libraries, JVM and the DFC required to run the program. Its compact distribution and simple installation (just unzip it!) make it easy to run from a memory stick or move from one computer to another.

See a missing module? Want enhancements to an existing one? Join the DRX Project Team!

The DRX Project is sponsored by Armedia, LLC leveraging our experience with OpenText Documentum since 2002.

The DRX Project uses the YourKit Java Profiler.

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Dump That Data Migration Migraine &
Jump To Automating The Entire Data Migration Process
With Caliente!

Switching ECM or Moving Into ECM Has NEVER Been Easier

The Caliente Data Migration tool handles anything from taking disjointed PDFs and Excel files into a database, to translating terabytes of data from one database structure to another. Caliente does not flinch.

The Pain Of Data Migration

Doing Data migration means assembling a highly skilled technical staff and opening the Pandora’s Box of a disjointed pile of databases, PDF scans, Excel spreadsheets. Or it could mean approaching a mammoth of a database that tips the scale into Terabytes of data. No matter the challenge, the data migration process is facing a risk of data loss. And nobody wants to lose data.

Every IT Team Leader knows the struggles of working with legacy systems that have outdated structure and poor data quality. Additionally, data corruption risks exist in the whole data migration process, which can further increase your headaches.

So, whether you want to migrate from your legacy system to a new ECM platform, or from one ECM to another, Caliente is your painkiller pill.

With Caliente’s flexibility, you have complete freedom to build a migration process that fits your database migration needs. If here’s ever a way to do ECM migration work headache-free, it’s the Caliente way.

Caliente Data Migration Confusion

Caliente Is A Powerful And Flexible Content Migration Tool Specifically Designed To:

  • Easily and quickly import metadata and content into different sources such as ECM Documentum, ODBC compliant databases, Alfresco, SharePoint, eRoom etc.
  • Add custom tasks or configure complex migration activities that require multiple nested steps or non-trivial validation procedures.
  • Run as a multi-threaded process where as many threads as needed (depending on physical server and network capacity) can be run concurrently to complete a very large amount of migration transactions in a short time.
  • Migrate structured content from a database into an ECM repository.
  • Map the data accordingly using the “Type Mapper.”
  • Exports objects history, as well as metadata.
  • Be extremely fast – From the same datacenter on a gigabit link, you can move many, many gigabytes of data very quickly.
  • Handle projections of source types and structures that might not be visibly represented in other systems.
  • Take care of fixing files names to ensure that their names do not end up being something that makes other systems have a hard time (fixing weird characters like $, #, <, %, ^).
  • Avoid collision where the original object IDs are utilized as a deduplication factor.
  • Identify objects by their source object ID.
  • Selectively ignore some types of documents.
  • Make sure everything needed is imported by using the “Validator.”
  • Use flexible XML configuration interface.
  • Support native ECM repository.
  • Support CSV file format for metadata.


Caliente will help you process and import an impressive volume of data and can be customized to meet your organization’s performance requirements. It is designed to maintain established policies and procedures with a minimal manual effort while providing your organization with any volume of support required.

Why Caliente Is Your #1 Choice For
Data Migration Software And Services?

Protection from data corruption and loss

If the migration fails verification and validation, you have to start from scratch and hope that nothing happened to your source data (and you haven’t lost your business data completely). That’s why protecting data integrity is essential for all organizations. Caliente protects you from data loss and corruption during migrations and ensures that missing data sets, errors, and other failed operations don’t cause manual data cleanup. If an error occurs, changes are reversed to the pre-conversion status.

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Reducing daily business operations

Caliente is designed to streamline established procedures and policies with minimal manual work while giving any volume of support needed. With Caliente you will get backup, security, data identification, and recovery tools that are automated and easy to perform. Reduce the burden of your staff while ensuring all of the key steps of your migration process are covered.

Improving ROI and decreasing storage costs

Organize your data better and save resources that you can use for other projects. If you have multiple ECM tools, Caliente can be used to consolidate to a single platform reducing software and training costs.

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managing the whole migration process

Managing the whole migration process

There is a lot more to a migration process than just moving your data from one point to another. A complete solution includes all aspects of data migration to include migrating content, metadata, ACL, taxonomy, users, groups, annotations, versions, renditions and more. If you have never before managed a migration process, Armedia offers you a full range of services to meet your requirements.Over the past 11 years, Caliente has managed to deliver
high-complexity data migrations.

Why Some Of The Largest US Governments Agencies
(Like OPM And Government Enforcement & Intelligence Agency)
Have Trusted Armedia’s Caliente

Armedia have used their software Caliente to handle data migration projects for some of the largest government agencies ECM Migration projects. Armedia also used Caliente to migrate databases for many Fortune 500 companies. Chances are, you’re wearing their products at the moment. Chances are, you’ve bumped into their products from the moment you got up to the moment you go to bed. Armedia’s Caliente has never flinched in all these years, moving terabytes and terabytes of data.

The robust system of Caliente was developed to support even the largest corporations such as US Government Enforcement and Intelligence Agency, the government agency that manages investigative cases electronically and fight terrorism. For that cause, Caliente migrated 8 millions of structured and unstructured pieces of content into a new ECM Documentum based Case Management system, in just 3.5 days.

Another government agency that put its trust into the hands of Caliente is Office of Personnel Management (OPM). For their purposes, our professional tech team used the flexible software of Caliente to successfully migrate over 40 terabytes or 600 million objects from Oracle ECM to Alfresco content repository.

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No matter from which system you want to migrate your data to (ECM, DAM, DMS or other), our in-house data migration software and an experienced technical team will make your data migration project a total success.

Let us help you in solving your data migration challenges without any risk of data loss or loss of tech support. Trust our highly qualified team with your risky data migration project and challenge us today! Leave your contact info,
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Organizations challenged with making content from legacy repositories available on intranets and external websites often struggle with traditional publishing tools. Ligero offers a fresh approach to the challenges of integrating content management systems with web, portal and enterprise applications. Ligero changes the publishing model by serving new content directly from a repository to a caching server, eliminating the need to publish files. Ligero can then be configured to cache content for efficient delivery according to security and business policies.
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Accessing Content Is Easier And Faster Than Ever!

Do you want your end users to read documents without logging into WebTop and without you having to replicate all that content to a file system? Are you tired of writing still more custom applications for users to access content? Wondering how to get all of the information sitting in your repositories out to your new intranet or portal? Do you use RightSite and need to upgrade to D6 without time-consuming changes?

Introducing Ligero Content Delivery Server

An advanced caching server, Ligero Content Delivery Server (CDS) provides a simple, flexible, scalable way to access content managed in Documentum. With MicroSoft SharePoint, or other portal environ- ments, you can access the Documentum repository efficiently and easily through simple dynamic pages, URL links, RSS, or custom Flex applications. What’s more, you can upgrade to D6 without changing con- tent or interfaces…that’s because Ligero CDS supports legacy Documentum RightSite tags and anony- mous access. All that, and Ligero can be used with any version of Documentum.

What It Does

Traditionally, web content is pushed from a cache, but Ligero eliminates potentially enormous caches by pulling requested content from a repository. This model increases efficiency by making content deliv- ery faster and easier on the publishing engine and reducing network disk and processing infrastructure requirements. Even better, Ligero takes a best-of-both-worlds approach by caching the most frequently requested content, reducing dependency on the repository server. Access is provided through anonymous sessions or user-supplied credentials for confidential data.

How It Works

Ligero CDS employs dynamic page assembly, which means files are pro- cessed on request — not statically staged. With just a few lines of code, you can pull together content from multiple files and combine that with other query results to create compos- ite pages. Ligero will RSS-enable your entire repository and will ensure that the most current content is viewable as soon as it is ready. Additionally, load balancing, preemptive caching of critical content, and other techniques reduce the dependence on the reposi- tory server to provide added perfor- mance and reliability.

Example implementation scenarios

Ligero is flexible, powerful, and only limited by your creativity. But here are a few examples to get you started:

  • Your organization has a requirement to make policy and procedure documents available through all internal portals. The documents are maintained in Documentum but each division maintains its own portal using different software: two versions of Microsoft SharePoint Server (2003 & 2007) and IBM WebSphere. You don’t want to force readers to learn a new product (WebTop); so a dynamic table of contents is created in Ligero that filters the appropriate content from the metadata in Documentum. Because these are infrequently accessed documents, the content only is pulled from the repository when needed. Changes are immediately reflected in the listing, and the owners of the content only have to maintain it in one place. Users don’t have to leave the application they are in to access the content they need to read.
  • Your bio-medical company manages its packaging system with a third-party product. The application has a feature that enables users to click on hyperlinks to display text specific graphics or instructions. But the system only supplies a step number to a web address when identifying the content. A simple page in Ligero is created to read the parameters and retrieve the appropriate document to the manu- facturing application.
  • HR Managers are required to review changes in benefits when they are published. Since the ben- efits documents are in Documentum, an RSS link can be added to their start page. The RSS reader account is given browse access so that it can see the documents that have changed within the /HR/ Benefits cabinets. When one of the managers clicks on the document link, the system will recognize that the Ligero admin account does not have read permissions and ask for user credentials. Once credentials are provided the content requested is displayed.

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Deep Export

Deep Export


Deep Export

Armedia DeepExport exports folder and subfolder contents from an EMC Documentum repository onto a local drive, reproducing the same relative path. Before Armedia DeepExport, EMC Documentum did not provide native functionality for performing deep exports in its Web applications. Now, Armedia DeepExport’s functionality provides a seamless and lightweight utility that acts as a native component to any of EMC Documentum’s WDK based client interfaces (such as Webtop, Documentum Administrator, Digital Asset Manager, etc.).
Armedia DeepExport is designed according to the strict EMC Documentum WDK guidelines that specify how customizations may be made for WDK applications such as Webtop. Armedia DeepExport is quickly and easily installed as a server based WDK customization that will immediately appear as a native browser-based function, available as a menu action item, in any WDK based application to which it has been deployed.

What’s New In Armedia Deepexport 1.1?

Armedia DeepExport release 1.1 adds the following key features:

Configurable Batch Size — Armedia DeepExport 1.0 supports the export of nested folders and files. Release 1.1 enables the export batch size to be configured at the application level, allowing for the best use of available resources. This configuration applies to all users and all export transactions.

Renaming Export Files — Exported file names no longer have to be the same as the Documentum object names. File names can be manipulated in two ways: removing prohibited characters, and replacing patterns with substitution strings. While removing disallowed characters generates exportable file names, pattern replacement gives administrators additional control on exported file names. This application-level configuration applies to all users and all export transactions.

In the future, end users can specify a file renaming strategy for a specific export action. For example, users can suffix every exported file name with _AB where AB may be the initials of this end user, or _DEC06 where the export reflects a snapshot of a set of files for December 2006. As another example, they will be able to use this capability to export all .csv files as .xls files.

An Inside Look At Armedia Deepexport

screen that shows Documentum AdministratorThis screen shows Documentum Administrator with the default WDK export behavior. When a folder is selected, the export action is disabled. Only the files listed on one screen can be selected and exported in one export operation.

screen that shows Webtop with Armedia DeepExport installedThis screen shows Webtop with Armedia DeepExport installed. With the same folder selected as in screenshot 1, the export action is enabled. All the files included within this folder and those nested any number of levels within are exported by Armedia DeepExport.

screen that shows the folder structure exported from DocumentumThis screen shows the folder structure being exported from Documentum. The whole structure is implicitly selected by selecting the root folder of this structure.

screen that shows the folder structure exported from DocumentumThis screen shows the folder structure being exported from Documentum. The whole structure is implicitly selected by selecting the root folder of this structure.

screen that shows the destination export directory after the Armedia DeepExport operation has been performedThis screen shows the destination export directory after the Armedia DeepExport operation has been performed. The folder structure within Documentum has been reproduced on the local system, beneath the selected export directory.

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