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Oracle® Collaboration Suite Migration and Coexistence Guide
10g Release 1 (10.1.1)

Part Number B14486-02
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Application Program Interface (API) is a set of code or tools that is required for developing an application. All the commonly used operating environments like Microsoft Windows and Linux provides APIs that can be used to develop applications that are consistent across a particular operating environment.

Applications tier

The tier of Oracle Collaboration Suite that runs the server applications that provide specific functionality to end users. The term "Applications tier" replaces the term "middle tier" that was used in previous releases. Each Applications tier corresponds to an instance of Oracle Application Server. See also Oracle Collaboration Suite Applications.


The person who participates in a meeting in Oracle Calendar. An attendee has access to fewer rights than the organizer.

Client tier

The tier of Oracle Collaboration Suite that consists of the end-user applications that reside on client devices, such as desktops, laptops, wireless phones, and PDAs. See also Oracle Collaboration Suite Applications.

collapsing domain

A new domain created from the merger of two existing domains. For example, when you merge and to create a single domain called, is called a collapsing domain.


Domain Configuration Node


A distinguished name is a sequence of relative distinguished names (RDN) separated by commas. A DN is used to refer to an object in an LDAP directory.


The Internet Calendaring and Scheduling Core Object Specification, or iCalendar, enables you to exchange information normally stored within a calendaring and scheduling application, such as a Personal Information Manager (PIM) or a Group Scheduling product.


Interactive Mail Access Protocol. A hierarchical mail storage and retrieval structure.

Infrastructure tier

The tier of Oracle Collaboration Suite that consists of the components that provide services, such as identity management and metadata storage, for the Applications tier. Components of the Infrastructure tier include Oracle Collaboration Suite Database and Oracle Identity Management. See also Oracle Collaboration Suite Infrastructure.


Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is a set of protocols that is used to access information directories. LDAP supports TCP/IP, which is the most common protocol to share data over the Internet.


Lightweight Directory Interchange Format (LDIF) is an ASCII file format that enables you to exchange data and synchronize that data between LDAP servers.

MBOX files

These files are stored with the extracted data from the source e-mail system. Each folder on the source e-mail system will have a corresponding file on disk, which contains all the messages of this folder. Oracle Collaboration Suite Email Migration Tool reads these files stored on disk for migrating to the target system.


A message transfer agent (MTA) is a computer program that receives incoming e-mail messages and routes them to the proper destinations.

MX records

Mail Exchange (MX) record is an entry in a domain name database. It identifies that the mail server that handles e-mails for that domain.


Novell Directory Services (NDS), the directory services for the Novell Netware networks, complies with the X.500 standard. NDS provides a logical tree view of all the resources on a network. Users can use this view to access data over the network without the need to know the actual location of these resources.

Oracle Collaboration Suite

An integrated suite of software applications to enable communication, messaging, and content sharing in an enterprise environment. At an architectural level, it includes three tiers: an Applications tier, which consists of server applications that provide the basic functionality, a Client tier, which consists of applications on desktops, laptops, and wireless devices, and an Infrastructure tier, which provides centralized services, such as identity management and metadata storage, for the applications.

Oracle Collaboration Suite Applications

The applications that make up Oracle Collaboration Suite, namely:

Each of the preceding applications is a component of Oracle Collaboration Suite Applications. These applications rely on the services provided by the Infrastructure tier. See also Applications tier.

Oracle Collaboration Suite Database

The default database included with Oracle Collaboration Suite to hold application data and metadata. The Oracle Collaboration Suite Database is part of the Oracle Collaboration Suite Infrastructure.

Oracle Collaboration Suite Email Migration Tool

Oracle Collaboration Suite Email Migration Tool is a GUI-based tool that enables you to migrate e-mail data from various source messaging systems, such as Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino, and Samsung Contact Server to Oracle Collaboration Suite.

Oracle Collaboration Suite Infrastructure

The underlying components that support Oracle Collaboration Suite and provide centralized product metadata and security services, configuration information, and data repositories for Oracle Collaboration Suite Applications. Oracle Collaboration Suite Infrastructure uses and builds on OracleAS Infrastructure. It includes the Oracle Collaboration Suite Database and Oracle Identity Management. See also Infrastructure tier.

Oracle Enterprise Manager

Oracle Enterprise Manager is the Oracle integrated management solution for managing your computing environment. It combines a graphical console, agents, common services, and tools to provide an integrated and comprehensive systems management platform for managing Oracle products.

Oracle Identity Management

An integrated set of components that provide distributed security to Oracle products and make it possible to centrally and securely manage enterprise identities and their access to applications in the enterprise. It includes the following components: Oracle Internet Directory, Oracle Directory Integration and Provisioning, Oracle Delegated Administration Services, OracleAS Single Sign-On, and Oracle Application Server Certificate Authority.

Oracle Internet Directory

Oracle Internet Directory is a general purpose directory service that enables retrieval of information about dispersed users and network resources. Oracle Internet Directory combines LDAP version 4 with the high performance, scalability, robustness, and availability of the Oracle database.

Oracle Internet Directory runs as an application in the Oracle database. It communicates with the database, which may be on the same or a different operating system.


The person who arranges a meeting in Oracle Calendar.


In the context of Oracle Collaboration Suite migration, a plug-in is a program that interacts with an e-mail source system and generates appropriate objects for use by the migration tool. A plug-in extracts data from a proprietary, legacy message store using the proprietary API, and saves this data in a format that can be interpreted by the migration tool. When all the required files in the appropriate formats have been generated, the plug-in will initiate the migration tool, which will then read these files and perform the migration.


Novell Post Office Agent (POA)


It is the first phase of migration data from legacy e-mail systems to Oracle Collaboration Suite. During premigration, all the message bodies, shells and folder details are populated in Oracle Mail schema and full routing is not performed from the source system to Oracle Collaboration Suite. The source system is not disturbed during the premigration and the users can continue to use the source system.

server-side rules

Rules and filters of a mailbox that run on the mail server.

third-party e-mail systems

E-mail systems, such as Microsoft Exchange/Microsoft Outlook, Novel GroupWise, or Lotus Domino.


Universal Naming Convention or Uniform Naming Convention (UNC) is a computer format that is used for specifying the location of resources on a local area network (LAN).


It is an Oracle Calendar utility that is used to create a calendar server node or reinitialize an existing one.


It is an Oracle Calendar utility that is used to import, export, process, or delete calendar entries to or from a user's agenda using iCalendar objects.


It is an Oracle Calendar utility that is used to migrate calendar data from MeetingMaker to Oracle Calendar.


It is an Oracle Calendar utility that is used to start up a calendar server or a calendar node.


It is an Oracle Calendar utility that is used to shut down a calendar server or a calendar node.


It is an Oracle Calendar utility that lists, adds, or deletes calendar users, resources, or event calendars, modify the information associated with them or transfer data from one user to another.