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Difference between Content Server and Archie server
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Difference between Content Server and Archie server

Difference between Content Server and Archie server

(OP)
Hi All,

I am new to OpenText ECM, Very interested in learning OpenText. Kindly let me know what is the difference between in Content Server and Archive Server architecturewise.

RE: Difference between Content Server and Archie server

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Do you have a membership in www.opentext.com? If so you could understand most of it yourself.
If you do not let me point out somethings that may not be architecturally not well but something you could relate.
There is no product called OpenText it is a Canadian company making many many different suites of products.

Livelink a.k.a Contentserver is a ready to use Enterprise Content Management system so it has a fully working DMS,
fully working Search(FT & MetaData) and a rudimentary workflow offering. Livelink, Documentum ,Filenet where the major players before the behemoth $carepoint came into being .All of them are much more capable than $carepoint but don't have the money to combat it .Scarepoint requires lots more database space and more people to administer it and more hardware compared to any of the others but management likes the fact that says its free(Really?). So many companies will retire the old dms's and go with Scarepoint to be left in the lurch.

Archive Server is basically a Hybrid File System on steroids.It is used when you need to store a lot of data as in documents or even transactional(structured) data.Unlike livelink which is a 3 tier application the AS is basically an API based system who the application(which we call Leading applications). Many leading applications like SAP,Exchange,$carepoint, Livelink are its customers.You add a document and the document lands in the archive server's holding place.The holding place is extremely well written with all kinds of stuff to help almost everything that a org wants.Very low maintenance you set it and forget it.Perhaps add table space,file space that kind.

I will stop with a real life example.
Your manager says we have to migrate 1 TB of data into livelink and unfortunately the files are very small like 1 KB so you do the math there will be millions of files
to be uploaded Assume livelink is using a File System for storage. At some point livelink's file storage will burst at the seams ,you will stop when the failure occurs and add more space and thing may or may not go right.

If you connect livelink and say you configure it as the leading application to an AS.As the AS'es write buffers,logical pools etc get close to filling up the AS administrator will add more space. Livelink will not know or would care the loading operation will go very smoothly.Many in the industry like ours refer to livelink as the "Brains" and AS as the "Brawns"




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James Thurber, New Yorker cartoon caption, June 5, 1937
Certified OT Developer,Livelink ECM Champion 2008,Livelink ECM Champion 2010
http://www.tek-tips.com/faqs.cfm?fid=2884
http://www.linkedin.com/in/appunair
http://www.livelink.in

RE: Difference between Content Server and Archie server

(OP)
Thank you so much Appnair. It is very informative, and unfortunately i do not have the membership in OpenText. But wanted to learn.

RE: Difference between Content Server and Archie server

Communities .opentext.com is a self registering site you will not be able to download paid services but you have product info webinar a etc for free there

Well, if I called the wrong number, why did you answer the phone?
James Thurber, New Yorker cartoon caption, June 5, 1937
Certified OT Developer,Livelink ECM Champion 2008,Livelink ECM Champion 2010
http://www.tek-tips.com/faqs.cfm?fid=2884
http://www.linkedin.com/in/appunair
http://www.livelink.in

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