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The Oracle Universal Content Management Handbook

By : Dmitri Khanine
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The Oracle Universal Content Management Handbook

By: Dmitri Khanine

Overview of this book

Oracle UCM is a world-leading Enterprise Content Management platform. From Document Management, Web, Records, and more—Oracle has got all your business needs covered. Oracle UCM enables your organization to efficiently manage, store, preserve, and deliver content and documents. Written by Oracle ACE Dmitri Khanine, this book is a complete practical guide to building an ECM system and successfully configuring, administering, and operating it. It also shows you how to efficiently manage your organization's content and customize the UCM to fit your needs. This book wastes no time in getting you up and running and dives straight into the installation of the content server in Chapter 1. In the second chapter, you will master all the major controls and the admin interface. Metadata—a very important ingredient of any ECM—is thoroughly covered in Chapter 3. The book then moves on to the important tasks of securing your ECM system, configuring and managing workflows, and understanding and implementing virtual folders. The book also gives you an under-the-hood view of Stellent in Chapter 7. In the later chapters, you will learn how to migrate content like a pro and easily customize Oracle ECM. A bonus addition to the book is the final chapter, which is an easy-to-follow primer on web content management.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
The Oracle Universal Content Management Handbook
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Free Chapter
Getting Up and Running
Exploring Oracle UCM Product Offering

How to backup and restore

I hope you realize that your data can only be really safe when you back it up regularly. If you lose a document to user error, your system gets corrupted by an OS patch, your hard disk crashes or your building burns down, you should have a recent copy of your system stowed somewhere off-site and ready for a quick restore.

That actually brings up a vital lesson I've learned some years that might save you a few sleepless nights.

These companies were "completely protected" but lost their data anyway

Don't be lulled into a false sense of security when your network group reports that your servers are backed up, they may not be. The wrong directories might be selected, leaving your critical content unprotected, or the old tape may be sitting in a tape drive, or no tape at all! I've seen people get very creative when it comes to doing things wrong! So never assume. Make sure! How?

With these two simple words: demand a periodic Restore Test.

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