DIFFERENT SOLUTION APPROACHES
When the URL consists of the physical host name
Assign the old physical host name additionally to the new hardware (host) and define a new virtual host in the JSP container handling the requests targeted to the old host name (Figure 1 ) or handle all requests to the old host names by a dedicated server (host). This dedicated server redirects the requests to the new web server host (Figure 2).
When the URL consists of a DNS alias (instead of a physical host name)
This DNS alias is switched from the old host to the new host (Figure 3). The DRL / link component inside the appropriate web application is subject to being updated. This new DRL / link component is able to identify »old« object IDs either by the repository ID portion of the object ID (the repository ID is part of the object ID) or by querying the Documentum repository for the old object ID.
Fig. 3 Redirections handled by a dedicated server
HANDLING OF COMPLEX CASES
When a single cabinet is moved from one repository into another
The redirection logic have to be handled by specific code. In case the object ID has not been found within the source repository, specific target repositories are queried for the old object ID.
A lot of complex cases and the cases are not homogenous
A centralized Oracle table could hold all information regarding old object IDs mapped to new object IDs. This Oracle table might be queried by the redirector code to obtain the new object ID. By the repository ID portion of the object IDs, the redirector might also be able to identify the repository holding the corresponding object.
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