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Getting Started with IBM FileNet P8 Content Manager by William J. Carpenter

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Content storage

You have several choices when it comes time to decide where to store your document content within CM. Properties for documents and other objects are always stored in the Object Store database, but the actual content bits for a document or annotation are stored according to configured storage areas and storage policies, as described in Chapter 7, Major CM Features. No matter where you choose to put the content, you will not be able to directly access it from your applications. Your applications will always go through a CE server to get the content as a stream of bytes. This makes the actual storage logistics transparent to applications and also ensures that CM security is not bypassed.

Where content is actually stored is dependent ...

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