Large Archive Servers in SOLIDWORKS PDM

You might notice that Archive Servers balloon pretty quickly. Ever wonder why that is? Well, the archive server stores ever version of every file in SOLIDWORKS PDM. So, if you have a file that has 15 versions, there are going to be 15 individual files in the PDM archive. As you add more and more files, that archive will grow and grow. As you can imagine, it becomes pretty important to know how to work with large archive servers in […]

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SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Guides: Check ’em out!

It has recently come to my attention that not every Enterprise PDM administrator reads the administration guides that come packaged with the EPDM install media.  For those who have neglected to look through the guides, you are missing out on a couple nice items: Find your admin guides under “Support/Guides/<your language>”  GB is English if that is not clear. Installation Guide Page 62: Installing EPDM clients using an admin image. Installation Guide Page 81: Automatically deploy the EPDM client vault […]

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Ensuring the Health of Enterprise PDM

Solidworks Enterprise PDM offers a number of tools and techniques to keep the software working efficiently and effectively and more easily identify issues when they presents themselves.   Archive 1) Keep tabs on the Archive Server Log: EPDM Administration /Your Server /RMB /Show the Archive Server Log. 2) Review the replication monitoring too (when applicable). – in the Administration tool you have the archive status dialog showing the total number of versions needing replicating to a particular server. By right-clicking the node you […]

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