Migrating folders and content together in WebCenter Content

I had a situation during migration of Spaces from WebCenter Portal PS4 (11.1.1.5) to WebCenter Portal dot8(11.1.1.8). The spaces would get migrated successfully, but the content was not getting migrated.

Since the content was in folders for each of the spaces, we had to follow the following so that we can migrate the folders and the content within we used the folderStructureArchive utility. The following steps need to be followed:

  • Enable FoldersStructureArchive component on both the source and target instances.
  • By default, the config variable ArchiveFolderStructureOnly is set to false which means content will be exported along with the folders, so that can be left alone.
  • Set the value of config variable AllowArchiveNoneFolderItem=false. The config variable AllowArchiveNoneFolderItem is set to true by default which means it will export content both in the folder structure as well as those not selected…or even outside of folders. Basically, it means you must use the Export Criteria in the archive to control the content to export.

You will also need to make sure the custom metadata fields on both instances is identical. If they are mismatched, the folders will not import into the target instance correctly. You can use the Configuration Migration Utility to migrate those metadata fields.

Reference: http://www.ateam-oracle.com/migrating-folders-and-content-together-in-webcenter-content/

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