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    OAI-PMH Harvester best practices, limitations and known issues

    • Article Type: Q&A
    • Product: Rosetta
    • Product Version: 4.1


    What are the OAI-PMH Harvester best practices, limitations and known issues?


    1. Do not mark the "check for duplicates" option, if not expecting any duplicates, as this check could significantly affect performance.
    2. Current documentation does not explain the 'ignore last run time' checkbox; to be used to start a harvest job from scratch. Used heavily during initial testing.
    3. File references must point to an actual file (not a resolver, e.g. DigiTool's Delivery Manager) and, if using an URL, it must contain a legitimate filename.
    4. Where possible, file references should point to a NFS location mounted to Rosetta; http should be avoided, especially for large migrations.
    5. For environments running Rosetta SP 4.2.1 or below - Use is recommended for migration purposes, not for ongoing harvest of live collections.


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    • Article last edited: 4-Jan-2016
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