New Documentum Enterprise Migration Appliance (EMA) Info Available

The EMC Documentum Enterprise Migration Appliance (EMA) is a migration “appliance” (read: VMware) that migrates/upgrades/clones Documentum repositories. EMC boasts that EMA is 10x faster than alternatives with throughput up to 1.2 million objects per hour. The tool also has some interesting features that are generally hard to come by in other tools:

  • preservation of object IDs;
  • preservation of audit trails;
  • encrypted transportation of content during migration;
  • metadata transformation; and
  • a plug-in architecture for third-party APIs.

The tool targets several common use cases, including:

  • Webtop to D2/xCP migrations;
  • local/enterprise to OnDemand migrations;
  • re-platforming systems (e.g., SQL Server to Oracle, or Windows to Linux); and
  • cloning repositories for test environment management.

Unfortunately, the EMA is not a product that can be purchased, but part of a service of the IIG Consulting group. As good as it sounds, you won’t be able to get your hands on it to test drive it. The best you can do is check out the EMA page on the ECN, and download the overview presentation here.

If you are interested in do-it-yourself migrations, checkout this article (a bit dated, but still applicable), some of the open source tools listed here, and my bulk export application here.


About Scott
I have been implementing Documentum solutions since 1997. In 2005, I published a book about developing Documentum solutions for the Documentum Desktop Client (ISBN 0595339689). In 2010, I began this blog as a record of interesting and (hopefully) helpful bits of information related to Documentum, and as a creative outlet.

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