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06-12-2019

Configure Bloomreach Experience Manager for Oracle database

Introduction

Goal

Configure Bloomreach Experience Manager's content repository and the Tomcat application container to use an Oracle database or Amazon RDS for Oracle Database.

Background

This page assumes you've read the parent page on configuring databases for Hippo, if you haven't done so already, please start there. That page in turn assumes you're following the Linux installation manual. This page will contain some basic database specific information, and example configurations for use in that scenario.

Configuration changes

Datasource

URL

  • jdbc:oracle:thin:@DBHOST:DBPORT:DBNAME

Driver

  • oracle.jdbc.OracleDriver

Validationquery

  • SELECT 1 FROM DUAL

Repository

To use Oracle database the repository configuration needs to be changed to use a couple of database specific changes. Below we provide complete example configuration for the most common uses.

It's needed to set the correct databaseType & classes for the FileSystems, Persistencemanagers, Journal & Datastore. Optionally you can also add the parameters tableSpace and/or indexTablespace to those sections with the tablespace to use if this is different from the user's default.

  • databaseType

    • oracle

  • FileSystem class

    • org.apache.jackrabbit.core.fs.db.OracleFileSystem
  • PersistenceManager class

    • org.apache.jackrabbit.core.persistence.pool.OraclePersistenceManager

  • Journal class

    • org.apache.jackrabbit.core.journal.OracleDatabaseJournal

  • DataStore class

    • org.apache.jackrabbit.core.data.db.DbDataStore

Roles and privileges

The following roles and or privileges should give the user enough privileges for Hippo to be able to populate the schema and run:

CONNECT

RESOURCE

Optionally the UNLIMITED TABLESPACE privilege can be added to prevent quota issues when users start adding content.

Known issues

  • In some cases, when starting up after the schema has already been created you'll get the following error:
java.sql.SQLSyntaxErrorException: ORA-00955: name is already used by an existing object

In this case it's likely the user doesn't have the necessary permissions to see that the objects already exist, and is trying to create them regardless. The solution is to add the parameter schemaCheckEnabled with value false to all FileSystem, PersistanceManager, Journal & DataStore sections of your repository.xml

Example JNDI resource:

Typically, this is defined in Tomcat's conf/context.xml.

    <Resource
                name="jdbc/repositoryDS" auth="Container" type="javax.sql.DataSource"
                maxTotal="20" maxIdle="10" initialSize="2" maxWaitMillis="10000"
                testWhileIdle="true" testOnBorrow="false" validationQuery="SELECT 1 FROM DUAL"
                timeBetweenEvictionRunsMillis="10000"
                minEvictableIdleTimeMillis="60000"
                username="DBUSER" password="DBPASS"
                driverClassName="oracle.jdbc.OracleDriver"
                url="jdbc:oracle:thin:@DBHOST:DBPORT:DBNAME" />

Example repository.xml:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<!DOCTYPE Repository
          PUBLIC "-//The Apache Software Foundation//DTD Jackrabbit 2.6//EN"
          "http://jackrabbit.apache.org/dtd/repository-2.6.dtd">

<Repository>

  <DataSources>
    <DataSource name="repositoryDS">
      <param name="driver" value="javax.naming.InitialContext"/>
      <param name="url" value="java:comp/env/jdbc/repositoryDS"/>
      <param name="databaseType" value="oracle"/>
    </DataSource>
  </DataSources>

  <FileSystem class="org.apache.jackrabbit.core.fs.db.OracleFileSystem">
    <param name="dataSourceName" value="repositoryDS"/>
    <param name="schemaObjectPrefix" value="repository_"/>
  </FileSystem>

  <Security appName="Jackrabbit">
    <SecurityManager class="org.hippoecm.repository.security.SecurityManager"/>
    <AccessManager class="org.hippoecm.repository.security.HippoAccessManager"/>
    <LoginModule class="org.hippoecm.repository.security.HippoLoginModule"/>
  </Security>

  <Workspaces rootPath="${rep.home}/workspaces" defaultWorkspace="default"/>

  <Workspace name="${wsp.name}">
    <FileSystem class="org.apache.jackrabbit.core.fs.db.OracleFileSystem">
      <param name="dataSourceName" value="repositoryDS"/>
      <param name="schemaObjectPrefix" value="${wsp.name}_"/>
    </FileSystem>

    <PersistenceManager class="org.apache.jackrabbit.core.persistence.pool.OraclePersistenceManager">
      <param name="dataSourceName" value="repositoryDS"/>
      <param name="schemaObjectPrefix" value="${wsp.name}_"/>
      <param name="externalBLOBs" value="true"/>
      <param name="consistencyCheck" value="false"/>
      <param name="consistencyFix" value="false"/>
      <param name="bundleCacheSize" value="256"/>
    </PersistenceManager>

    <SearchIndex class="org.hippoecm.repository.FacetedNavigationEngineImpl">
      <param name="indexingConfiguration" value="indexing_configuration.xml"/>
      <param name="indexingConfigurationClass" value="org.hippoecm.repository.query.lucene.ServicingIndexingConfigurationImpl"/>
      <param name="path" value="${wsp.home}/index"/>
      <param name="useSimpleFSDirectory" value="true"/>
      <param name="useCompoundFile" value="true"/>
      <param name="minMergeDocs" value="100"/>
      <param name="volatileIdleTime" value="10"/>
      <param name="maxMergeDocs" value="100000"/>
      <param name="mergeFactor" value="5"/>
      <param name="maxFieldLength" value="10000"/>
      <param name="bufferSize" value="1000"/>
      <param name="cacheSize" value="1000"/>
      <param name="onWorkspaceInconsistency" value="log"/>
      <param name="forceConsistencyCheck" value="false"/>
      <param name="enableConsistencyCheck" value="false"/>
      <param name="autoRepair" value="true"/>
      <param name="analyzer" value="org.hippoecm.repository.query.lucene.StandardHippoAnalyzer"/>
      <param name="queryClass" value="org.apache.jackrabbit.core.query.QueryImpl"/>
      <param name="respectDocumentOrder" value="false"/>
      <param name="resultFetchSize" value="1000"/>
      <param name="extractorTimeout" value="100"/>
      <param name="extractorBackLogSize" value="100"/>
      <param name="excerptProviderClass" value="org.apache.jackrabbit.core.query.lucene.DefaultHTMLExcerpt"/>
      <param name="supportSimilarityOnStrings" value="true"/>
      <param name="supportSimilarityOnBinaries" value="false"/>
    </SearchIndex>

    <ISMLocking class="org.apache.jackrabbit.core.state.FineGrainedISMLocking"/>
  </Workspace>

  <Versioning rootPath="${rep.home}/version">
    <FileSystem class="org.apache.jackrabbit.core.fs.db.OracleFileSystem">
      <param name="dataSourceName" value="repositoryDS"/>
      <param name="schemaObjectPrefix" value="version_"/>
    </FileSystem>

    <PersistenceManager class="org.apache.jackrabbit.core.persistence.pool.OraclePersistenceManager">
      <param name="dataSourceName" value="repositoryDS"/>
      <param name="schemaObjectPrefix" value="version_"/>
      <param name="externalBLOBs" value="true"/>
      <param name="consistencyCheck" value="false"/>
      <param name="consistencyFix" value="false"/>
      <param name="bundleCacheSize" value="64"/>
    </PersistenceManager>

    <ISMLocking class="org.apache.jackrabbit.core.state.FineGrainedISMLocking"/>
  </Versioning>

  <Cluster>
    <Journal class="org.apache.jackrabbit.core.journal.OracleDatabaseJournal">
      <param name="dataSourceName" value="repositoryDS"/>
      <param name="databaseType" value="oracle"/>
      <param name="schemaObjectPrefix" value="repository_"/>
      <param name="revision" value="${rep.home}/revision.log"/>
      <!-- clean up journal table -->
      <param name="janitorEnabled" value="true"/>
      <param name="janitorSleep" value="86400"/> <!-- a day in seconds -->
      <param name="janitorFirstRunHourOfDay" value="3"/>
    </Journal>
  </Cluster>

  <DataStore class="org.apache.jackrabbit.core.data.db.DbDataStore">
    <param name="dataSourceName" value="repositoryDS"/>
    <param name="minRecordLength" value="1024"/>
    <param name="maxConnections" value="5"/>
    <param name="copyWhenReading" value="true"/>
  </DataStore>

</Repository>

Example repository.xml for Repository Consistency Checker:

The Repository Consistency Checker requires its own repository.xml configuration file. Below is an example for Oracle:

<?xml version="1.0"?>

<!DOCTYPE Repository 
          PUBLIC "-//The Apache Software Foundation//DTD Jackrabbit 2.6//EN"
          "http://jackrabbit.apache.org/dtd/repository-2.6.dtd">

<Repository>

  <DataSources>
    <DataSource name="ds1">
      <param name="driver" value="oracle.jdbc.OracleDriver"/>
      <param name="url" value="jdbc:oracle:thin:@DBHOST:DBPORT:DBNAME"/>
      <param name="user" value="DBUSER"/>
      <param name="password" value="DBPASS"/>
      <param name="databaseType" value="oracle"/>
      <param name="validationQuery" value="select 1 from dual"/>
      <param name="maxPoolSize" value="10"/>
    </DataSource>
  </DataSources>

  <FileSystem class="org.apache.jackrabbit.core.fs.db.OracleFileSystem">
    <param name="dataSourceName" value="ds1"/>
    <param name="schemaObjectPrefix" value="repository_" />
  </FileSystem>

  <Security appName="Jackrabbit">
    <SecurityManager class="org.apache.jackrabbit.core.security.simple.SimpleSecurityManager"/>
    <AccessManager class="org.apache.jackrabbit.core.security.simple.SimpleAccessManager"/>
    <LoginModule class="org.apache.jackrabbit.core.security.simple.SimpleLoginModule"/>
  </Security>

  <DataStore class="org.apache.jackrabbit.core.data.db.DbDataStore">
    <param name="dataSourceName" value="ds1"/>
    <param name="minRecordLength" value="1024" />
    <param name="copyWhenReading" value="true" />
    <param name="tablePrefix" value="" />
    <param name="schemaObjectPrefix" value="" />
  </DataStore>

  <Workspaces rootPath="${rep.home}/workspaces" defaultWorkspace="default" maxIdleTime="2"/>

  <Workspace name="${wsp.name}">

    <FileSystem class="org.apache.jackrabbit.core.fs.db.OracleFileSystem">
      <param name="dataSourceName" value="ds1"/>
      <param name="schemaObjectPrefix" value="${wsp.name}_" />
    </FileSystem>
    <PersistenceManager class="org.apache.jackrabbit.core.persistence.pool.OraclePersistenceManager">
      <param name="dataSourceName" value="ds1"/>
      <param name="schemaObjectPrefix" value="${wsp.name}_" />
    </PersistenceManager>

  </Workspace>

  <Versioning rootPath="${rep.home}/version">
    <FileSystem class="org.apache.jackrabbit.core.fs.db.OracleFileSystem">
      <param name="dataSourceName" value="ds1"/>
      <param name="schemaObjectPrefix" value="version_" />
    </FileSystem>
    <PersistenceManager class="org.apache.jackrabbit.core.persistence.pool.OraclePersistenceManager">
      <param name="dataSourceName" value="ds1"/>
      <param name="schemaObjectPrefix" value="version_" />
    </PersistenceManager>
    <ISMLocking class="org.apache.jackrabbit.core.state.FineGrainedISMLocking"/>
  </Versioning>

  <Cluster>
    <Journal class="org.apache.jackrabbit.core.journal.OracleCleanOnCloseDatabaseJournal">
      <param name="dataSourceName" value="ds1"/>
      <param name="schemaObjectPrefix" value="repository_"/>
    </Journal>
  </Cluster>

</Repository>
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