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Use OpenText as archive with PI 7.4 AEX (Java-Only)

JaySchwendemann
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Hi all,

we are upgrading from PI 7.0 Dual Stack to PI 7.4 AEX Single Java Stack. We would like to archive specific message data that gets persisted in PI because of legal requirements (customs messages for instance).

I am aware that you may use XML DAS / WebDAV for archiving on SAP side when having AS JAVA. As we have already an archive solution for ERP (ABAP) using OpenText ArchiveLink and OpenText Archive Backend, we would like to use OpenText Archive Backend for archiving on PI also.

Did anybody use OpenText for archiving XML DAS data and could give me a push to the right direction?

Here are our versions of the OpenText archive solution

OpenText Archive and Storage Services 9.7.1  (Patch ASV-0971-097)

Document Pipeline Info (Version 9.7.1.420)

Open Text Imaging Windows Viewer (Version 9.7.0.1616)

Tomcat--Version: Apache Tomcat/5.5.27

Thanks and kind regards

Jens

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JaySchwendemann
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Just wanted to update you on this,

according to sources at SAP and OpenText the situation is as follows:

  • OpenText source states that it provides Archiving solutions that comply with SAP certifications BC-ILM 2.0 and BC-ILM 3.0. If SAP said, archiving within NW 7.4 Java (or more specifically PI 7.4 AEX) would be supported via those certifications, it should work.
  • OpenText source also stated that one would need OpenText Content Server which provides WebDAV technology stack, as well as an fairly up-to-date archive server (9.7.1 would not meet the requirements)
  • SAP source states that BC-ILM 2.0 / BC-ILM 3.0 is some kind of superset of WebDAV with added functionality that is specific to ILM
  • Furthermore SAP source states that archiving using XML DAS and WebDAV (this is what archiving on SAP PI 7.4 AEX would use) should be supported by any archiving solution that complies with BC-ILM 2.0 or BC-ILM 3.0 but is not limited to that. All the archiving solution must provide is WebDAV according to RFC 2518 (actually only a subset of that spec)

So overall it seems possible to use OpenText Archive with OpenText Content Server for archiving PI 7.4 AEX data. It also seems possible to use other WebDAV servers (like Apache) as well.

Please note that there might be legal restriction on how your archive needs to be set up (WORM like storage, fail-over, etc) so you might want to check that before you make your decision.

Resources:

Hope this helps somebody out there because I found, specific documentation about this is scarce.

Cheers

Jens

former_member184720
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Thanks for sharing Jens. It definetly helps.

JaySchwendemann
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Just one addition:

DISCLAIMER:

The conclusions made above are derived from statements from sources within the respective companies. They're not official statements of those companies. You may want to check with a consultant / sales person before going ahead and implement your solution based on above assumptions.

🙂

Cheers

Former Member
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Even we are in the same boat. Trying to setup archiving of AEX with OpenText archive server.

Has anyone done this type or archiving with PI 7.3.1 Java only?

JaySchwendemann
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We Postponed this until we are done switching all scenarios from old PI 7.0 landscape to new PI 7.4 landscape.

Will keep you posted about the outcome.

Kind regards

Jens

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jegathees_waran
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Hi Jens

Could you please clarify how do you archive messages from PO 7.4 Single Stack system into Open Text Archive Server?

Thank you.

JaySchwendemann
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Short story: We don't and probably we also won't in foreseeable future.

Reason for this is that we don't have Opentext Content Server in our landscape environment at the moment (had been misinformed about that in the past). As far as I can see you would however need the Opentext Content Server as this is the component that delivers WebDAV capabilities to the Opentext Archive landscape.

Please correct me anybody, if this is not right.

We are currently planning to archive to either any existing WebDAV capable server (could be an Apache) or just using file system. Anyways, not set up yet due to staffing bottleneck.

HTH

Cheers

Jens

jegathees_waran
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ok. Thank you Jens.