Image-Master Document Migration Facility (IMDMF7.EXE) Overview


The improper use of this document migration tool can possibly damage or destroy your one or more Image-Master databases!

Be sure to Contact CLS Support before you attempt to run IMDMF7.EXE.  CLS Support can assist in answering deployment questions not covered in this documentation and can validate that the transfer disks are being created properly.


About the Software

The Image-Master Document Migration Facility IMDMF7.EXE replaces the original IMDMF.EXE. The Image-Master Document Migration Facility IMDMF7 program basically works the same as the original program; however, enhancements have made this newer program more versatile and it permits automated exportation and importation of Image-Master managed documents in both 32 and 64 bit environments. The program interfaces with Image-Master databases to control the process of preparing documents for transmission to/from multiple scanning or viewing locations.

While the software is easy to operate, it was originally designed for specific site requirements, thus a high degree of technical expertise is recommended in order to install and configure the system.

Basic Design Framework

The Document Migration Facility (IMDMF7.EXE) tool will transfer Image-Master data from or to any number of remote locations, provided that the databases in use are principally identical in structure. Each participating site is required to have a completely operational and separately licensed copy of Image-Master.

Scanning operations take place normally using the same practices and procedures that are followed for single site scanning. At some point defined by the administrator, scanning will stop and the migration tool would be run to transfer the index and image data to removable media, a CD-ROM staging drive, directly over the internet, or by some other data conveyance to the destination location. Then, the migration tool would be invoked again at the destination to merge the index and image data generated at the remote site.

Site Construction Details

The destination site should be able to accept image data using the same rules of structure that are in force at each of the remote sites. As a practical matter, this means that the folders and images must be able to be created at the destination without impacting on local scanning operations at the destination. It is also important to note that the migration tool is not currently able to span removable media, so each export session must be able to completely fit on one media cartridge or disk.

The migration tool has been tested with Zip and Jazz disks, optical disks, CD-recordable and CD-rewritable disks, and a variety of recordable DVD disks. With transfer capacities ranging from 100 megabytes to 9 gigabytes, there should be no need to span media as long as you choose an appropriate transfer device. The migration tool has been tested with a variety of internet transfer mechanisms including FTP, secure FTP, and VPN connections.

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