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Which CM repository to use

We are running an implementation KM (EP5 SP5) and have several CM repositories. I am attempting to write a document to define when and where each (DB, DBFS & FSDB) CM repository type should be used.

The only reasons I can see for using a DB repository is if there will be a lot of writes and if the files shouldn't be stored externally.

Are there any other reasons to use a DB repository?

Is there a SAP recommended "default" repository type (ie, "use FSDB unless there are reasons not to")?


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    Posted on Mar 31, 2004 at 04:05 PM

    Stuart -

    There are general recommendations in the EP 50 help files.

    Admin Guide -> KM Platform -> Administering Content Management -> Configuration of Content Management -> Repositories and Repository Managers -> Internal Repositories -> CM Repository Manager -> Persistence Mode


    Kyle Lawrence

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      Yes, I did check that. It gives recommendation on based on a few factors but what I am asking is, in those occasions where those factors are of no relevance, which repository should be chosen (i.e. is there a SAP recommended default)?

      [The 3 replies due to a repeated Java error in the portal!]

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    Posted on Apr 01, 2004 at 12:27 PM

    In general, the dbfs mode should be <b>avoided</b>, as it has less features, and may not work reliably when the filesystem is indeed manipulated directly.


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      I did wonder!

      How did you find this out? I have looked through the EP5 SP5 admin guide and can't find anything!

      I must confess, I vaguely recall reading about FSDB having less functionality but I can't remember where I read it and what the lost functionality was!

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