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Content Matrix 9.9 - Public Folder Edition

Introduction Entering the License Key Selecting the SQL Database You Want to Connect to Content Matrix Console End User Interface Connecting to Public Folders Connecting to SharePoint Preparing for Your Migration Initiating a Migration Configuring Copying Options Saving or Running a Migration Action Using PowerShell with Content Matrix Modifying Content Matrix Configuration and Settings Frequently Asked Questions About Us

Scheduling a PowerShell Script to Run as a Windows Scheduled Task

Once a PowerShell script has been created, you can run any migration job as a scheduled task on the system that the client application is installed on. This can be any migration action that exists in the Job List section, whether it's a migration job that was saved or a job that was previously run.

The Generate PowerShell Script option saves configurations for the selected job(s) as a PowerShell script. After the script has been saved, you must create a Windows Scheduled task directly in the Windows Task Scheduler.

Once these jobs have been created as scheduled tasks they can no longer be viewed (as scheduled tasks) in Content Matrix.  If you want to make any other modifications or remove the task you can do so directly in the Windows Task Scheduler. If a task has been scheduled, the system will be able to run the task at the appointed time(s), regardless of whether Content Matrix client application is open.

To schedule a PowerShell script to run via the Windows Task Scheduler:

1.On the system where the scheduled task will run, open the Windows Task Scheduler.

2.Choose Actions > Create Task.

3.Enter a task Name and Description.

4.In the General tab, go to Security options and specify the user account that the task should be run under. Change the settings so the task will run regardless of whether the user is logged in.

5.Select the Triggers tab, and click [New] to add a new trigger for the scheduled task. This new task should use the On a schedule option. The start date can be set to a desired time, and the frequency and duration of the task can be set based on your specific needs. Click [OK] when your desired settings are entered.

6.Select the Actions tab and click [New] to set the action for this task to run. Set the Action to Start a program.

7.In the Program/script box enter "PowerShell."

8.In the Add arguments (optional) box enter the value ".\[Your PowerShell Script Name]." For example, if your PowerShell Script is named "Migration1.ps1" then you would enter ".\Migration1.ps1" as the value.

9.In the Start in (optional) box, add the location of the folder that contains your PowerShell script.

NOTE:  The location used in the Start in box will also be used for storing the scheduled task run times, the job history for the copies, and any additional logging that may occur.

10.When all the desired settings are made, click [OK].

11.Set any other desired settings in the Conditions and Settings tabs.

12.Once all the desired actions have been made (or added), click [OK].

The task will be immediately set, and is ready to run.

After the scheduled task has run, a new entry will be added to Content Matrix's Job List section.

Triggering a Job in the Content Matrix Console to Run Using PowerShell

As an alternative to generating a PowerShell script, you can use PowerShell to trigger jobs that have been created in the Content Matrix Console.

To access the PowerShell cmdlets for triggering jobs to run:

Open a PowerShell or PowerShell ISE session and add the PowerShell snap-ins for the application framework.

The following cmdlets for running jobs are now available:



To retrieve information about jobs in the Console:

1.Select (from the PowerShell ISE Command Window) or enter Get-MLJobs.

2.(Optional) Enter one or more of the following parameters if you want to filter jobs:





NOTE:  If you do not apply filters, all jobs in the Console will be retrieved.

3.Run the cmdlet.

Example scripts:



Get-MLJobs -Source mailbox/Drafts -Target -JobStatus Failed -JobNameOrTitle "Paste Exchange Folder"

To run one or more jobs:

1.Select (from the PowerShell ISE Command Window) or enter Invoke-MLJob.

2.Select or enter additional parameters.  Use the information in the following table for guidance.




·You can obtain the JobId by running the Get-MLJobs cmdlet.

·You can run multiple jobs using the PowerShell Pipeline variable.


Valid statuses are:


·Not Running












Use this parameter if you do not want to display a status of the job as it is running.


Use this parameter if you want to submit the job for Distributed Migration.

NOTE:  This option is valid for SharePoint Edition only.

3.Run the cmdlet.

Example Scripts

Invoke-MLJob -JobId '92416012-4b69-4d4e-b3c2-984cde279909'

Invoke-MLJob -JobStatus Failed


Run multiple jobs using the PowerShell pipeline variable:

Invoke-MLJob -JobID 'c8176dd1-f1fd-484c-bc66-c002f5406f05' -RunRemotely
'5ca0d97f-4d1d-445f-a6d9-3292abe89a6f', '0a2e0874-a759-46f4-b459-bb98ec2991ad' | Invoke-MLJob '30bf6d71-0a28-4012-b612-2d22562b5b46', '0b094765-46e0-4919-8922-cc5fe841e1f5' | Invoke-MLJob -Quiet

Job Log Files

You can view the progress of a migration tab in real-time via interactive log files. The logs are fully searchable.

To view an interactive log:

After starting an action, click Details>> in the progress dialog box.

NOTE:  All logging in Content Matrix is done through jobs. If a job list is deleted from the Job List, all logging for those actions will also be deleted. There is no backup for the job lists, unless the job is manually saved to another location. Once a job list is deleted, all logging for the actions within that job list are gone. Content Matrix will automatically hold any job lists created through any copy or compare actions, in the Job Lists section, and these job lists can only be deleted through the appropriate Delete commands. The job lists can also be manually selected and saved through the Job list section.

There are two types of jobs in Content Matrix:

A job list is a collection of job items. A Job list is created for each copy or compare action that is made. Any "Copy" action/job that is in the Job List section can be used as the base of an incremental copy job. Job items can be viewed in the Log Viewer, by opening a job list. There are three basic ways to open a job list to access the Log Viewer:

·Double-click on a job list.

·Select a job list, then in the Job List section of the toolbar click View Log.

·Select a job, right-click, and choose View log.

Job items are job files, or logging, for individual items within the scope of an action. For example, if a SharePoint site is copied, there would be a job item for adding each list and each item in that list, and one job item for adding or creating each site or sub-site. If a SharePoint list with five documents is copied, then there would be a job item for adding/creating the list, and then one job item for adding each of the documents.

Log Viewer

Job items are job files, or logging, for individual items within the scope of an action. For example, if a SharePoint site is copied, there would be a job item for adding each list and each item in that list, and one job item for adding or creating each site or sub-site. If a SharePoint list with fie documents is copied, then there would be a job item for adding/creating the list, and then one job item for adding each of the documents.

From the Log Viewer you can select and view any job items that exists within that job list.

NOTE:  Some actions in Content Matrix have the ability to run with Verbose Logging. This option will increase the size of the log file.

Log Item Details

To view Log Item Details:

1.From the Log Viewer, select the item whose details you want to view.

2.Use one of the following options:

§Double-click on the item.


§Right-click and choose View Job Item.


§If the job is currently running, click Details>>.


The Job Details dialog contains the following information:

·Operation - The last operation performed on the item.

·Status – The status of the item. If a compare action is being performed then this could be: completed, different, or missing.

·Item Name - For items, the Item ID. For documents, the Filename.

·Time Started – The time the action for the item was started.

·Time Finished – The time the action for the item was finished.

·Bytes Copied – The  bytes (B) that were copied in the action. This will be displayed in KB in some cases.

·Source - The Source URL for the item.

·Target - Target URL for the item.

·Information - Provides an informational message about the item, such as. This section will provide a description for any different and/or missing attributes/metadata for an item.

·Details View - Any errors that were encountered with the item when an action was performed.  

·Content Comparer tab - Any differences between Source and Target content (from a compare action). You can display this information in either a Grid View, which displays a metadata property grid for the item, or as a Text View, which displays a XML text format of the item.  This option is most useful if Verbose Logging has been checked

You can also:

·Use [Search KBs] to have Content Matrix query the Quest Support Knowledge Base for relevant articles if you selected a failed item.

·Use [Copy] to copy all of the item information and details (including the Details tab) into the system’s clipboard.  You can then paste the information when it can then be pasted to another location. When pasted the information will look similar to that of the actual Log Item Details dialog. This can be used for easy copy/pasting of an items migration log details.

·Use [Prev] and [Next] buttons to move to the previous or next item on the list (if applicable).

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