Past blog posts have touted the flexible, extensible and configurable nature of TSG’s open source migration tool, OpenMigrate. These claims are currently being put to the test.
TSG is in the final stages of a complex, cross-Atlantic migration utilizing OpenMigrate. This project requires moving approximately 40,000 documents from a Qumas DocCompliance system in the Midwest to an existing Qumas DocCompliance system in Europe. Qumas DocCompliance is a content management system which sits on top of Documentum and adds an additional layer of application specific objects. As a result, an extra 300,000 plus supporting objects need to be migrated as part of the document migration.
Despite the added complexity of the Qumas system, minimal effort has been required to configure OpenMigrate for the migration. Configurations were simply created for the documents and each of the 15 Qumas objects to be migrated. The configurations utilize OpenMigrate’s customizable Listener classes, which can be inserted during any step of the migration to manipulate data as required. Qumas objects rely heavily on attributes which point to other Qumas objects. Through the use of a translating Listener, these attributes are updated to point to the new objects in the target repository and the application continues to function as required. Using OpenMigrate’s multi-threading capabilities, test migrations have moved thousands of objects across the ocean in less than a minute, making the migration not only simple but fast as well.
For more information on OpenMigrate, please visit the TSG website.
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