268 Lotus blogs updated hourly. Who will post next? Home | Blogs | Search | About 
 
Latest 7 Posts
Notes/Domino futures from Connect 2016
Wed, Feb 3rd 2016 76
Ginni Rometty to pocket $4.5m bonus for IBM leadership
Sun, Jan 31st 2016 36
Season's Greetings From Downunder!
Sun, Dec 20th 2015 19
Do you have a copy of Visual Studio 2008 Professional you want to sell ?
Sun, Dec 20th 2015 20
A picture tells a 1000 words
Wed, Dec 2nd 2015 32
The feeling I get when I ask IBM about Notes 10
Sun, Nov 29th 2015 21
You can see it and measure it - the savings are real
Sun, Nov 29th 2015 22
Top 10
Notes/Domino futures from Connect 2016
Wed, Feb 3rd 2016 76
Ginni Rometty to pocket $4.5m bonus for IBM leadership
Sun, Jan 31st 2016 36
A picture tells a 1000 words
Wed, Dec 2nd 2015 32
You can see it and measure it - the savings are real
Sun, Nov 29th 2015 22
The feeling I get when I ask IBM about Notes 10
Sun, Nov 29th 2015 21
Do you have a copy of Visual Studio 2008 Professional you want to sell ?
Sun, Dec 20th 2015 20
Season's Greetings From Downunder!
Sun, Dec 20th 2015 19
The things you find while cleaning - OS/2 Warp mouse mat
Fri, Nov 20th 2015 18
SANs - They aren't magic
Thu, Nov 26th 2015 18
Enabling DAOS, LZ1 and Document Compression in two clicks - The Details
Thu, Dec 11th 2014 16


Adam Osborne
Blog Title Adam's Blog
Blog URL http://ab1osborne.blogspot.com
RSS Feed http://ab1osborne.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss
Validate Feed feedvalidator.org or validator.w3.org
Feed Last Checked Feb 03, 2016 7:20:48 PM EST. Realtime Update:
Location Canberra, Australia


Recent Blog Posts
76
Notes/Domino futures from Connect 2016
Wed, Feb 3rd 2016 7:20p   Adam Osborne
Here are some slides from Connect that talk about Notes and Domino plans. Naturally anything could change.
36
Ginni Rometty to pocket $4.5m bonus for IBM leadership
Sun, Jan 31st 2016 5:46p   Adam Osborne
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/01/29/ginni_rometty_pockets_45m_bonus/
19
Season's Greetings From Downunder!
Sun, Dec 20th 2015 7:00p   Adam Osborne
In the spirit of the Season we extend a heartfelt Thank You and wish you and those close to you a Happy and Safe Christmas and a wonderful New Year!!! (C)opyright Richard Galbraith http://www.dustydog.com.au
20
Do you have a copy of Visual Studio 2008 Professional you want to sell ?
Sun, Dec 20th 2015 6:37p   Adam Osborne
If so please let me know. Cheers
32
A picture tells a 1000 words
Wed, Dec 2nd 2015 11:54p   Adam Osborne
and the story is another example of millions of fragments leading to crap performance.
21
The feeling I get when I ask IBM about Notes 10
Sun, Nov 29th 2015 9:16p   Adam Osborne
22
You can see it and measure it - the savings are real
Sun, Nov 29th 2015 8:17p   Adam Osborne
The following graph shows how split I/Os are basically eliminated during a backup of a defragged file. It also shows the overall massive reduction in backup times. and yes it happens on a SAN (I welcome any proof to the contrary).
18
SANs - They aren't magic
Thu, Nov 26th 2015 11:58p   Adam Osborne
Wes Morgan from IBM summed it up perfectly in his "Wrestling The Snake - Performance Tuning 101" Lotusphere Presentation from 2012. Last week one of our customer's asked if we could suspend overnight processing in The Preemptive Email Vault because their SAN was overloaded. On inspection of the issue we could see that over 50% of the I/O was due to file fragmentation. Luckily the answer is simple.
10
Big savings on backup times
Thu, Nov 26th 2015 5:12a   Adam Osborne
Sometimes the best way to see the benefits of a change is to visualize it. Below is a chart showing the difference in backup times of a large mail file before and after it has been defragged. Look at the disk queue length and the overall backup duration. There is a significant difference. For a solution to this problem check out Defrag.NSF
6
Found OS/2 Warp 4 and booted it up
Mon, Nov 23rd 2015 5:29p   Adam Osborne
The clean up continues... found an old OS/2 Warp 4 disk. IBM did amazing things on very limited hardware. and Word Pro loads in like 0.002 seconds Hard to believe they did all this and zero came from it.
18
The things you find while cleaning - OS/2 Warp mouse mat
Fri, Nov 20th 2015 12:43a   Adam Osborne
Back when IBM tried to engage with home users, small businesses and consumers...memories.... More to come...
6
The IBM Global Solutions Directory
Wed, Nov 18th 2015 2:11p   Adam Osborne
Did you know about the IBM Global Solutions Directory – it is chock full of great solutions from IBM business partners. Check it out. You might even spot some of ours in there! ;)
7
Are you paying the Windows I/O Tax?
Thu, Oct 22nd 2015 9:10p   Adam Osborne
Reading a recent article from Brian Morin of Condusiv Technologies, we noted a couple of great points we can relate to: "Typically, as soon as we mention "fragmentation" and "SAN" in the same sentence, an 800 pound gorilla walks into the room and we’re met with some resistance as there is an assumption that RAID controllers and technologies within the SAN mitigate the problem of fragmentation at the physical layer...... As much as SAN technologies do a good job of managing blocks at the
8
I wonder if IBM will update DAOS now SHA-1 has had a collission ?
Thu, Oct 15th 2015 10:44p   Adam Osborne
I can imagine a scenario where you could give Domino a SHA1 generated file and it'll give you the real file... could be a problem.. could be a huge problem. https://sites.google.com/site/itstheshappening/
7
It’s just NOT ok to treat on-premises customers as second class citizens.
Mon, Oct 12th 2015 9:40p   Adam Osborne
Lots of vendors are doing it. They use maintenance subscriptions to pay for the development of the cloud solution. Meanwhile the poor old on-premises customer sits back and hopes that something trickles down from the cloud that is useful. It’s like putting gas in someone else’s car. A free ride while ever you can get away with it. Time to ask for a discount. Cloud first is fine, just make sure cloud subscriptions pay for it.
5
Domino Fragmentation Analyser - FAQ
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 2:01a   Adam Osborne
What is the Domino Fragmentation Analyzer (DFA) ? A new Free and easy to use tool that runs in a Command Prompt and will quickly analyse Domino and produce a comprehensive report of fragmented nsf files. The DFA concentrates only on analyzing nsf files and will highlight the total number of nsf files fragmented, how many fragments each of those files are in, the most fragmented nsf file and also freespace info for the drive hosting the Domino Data directory, including freespace fragments and the
3
Domino Fragmentation Analyzer's first major find - 13,954,029 Fragments on a single server
Wed, Sep 2nd 2015 9:29p   Adam Osborne
We just got the following report in from a server (9.0.1 FP 3) with 2000 users on it. Lots of data, and long backup times. It's a mess, with nearly 14 million fragments (one NSF file has over 173 thousand). The good news is, here we have an opportunity to improve performance in a huge way! They didn't know... and now they do.. check to see what DFA might be able to tell you!
7
New free tool - Domino Fragmentation Analyzer
Tue, Sep 1st 2015 8:19p   Adam Osborne
Domino Fragmentation Analyzer A new Free and easy to use tool that runs in a Command Prompt and will quickly analyse Domino and produce a comprehensive report of fragmented nsf files. The DFA concentrates only on analyzing nsf files and will highlight the total number of nsf files fragmented, how many fragments each of those files are in, the most fragmented nsf file and also freespace info for the drive hosting the Domino Data directory, including freespace fragments and the size of the larges
6
SANs and VMs still need help
Tue, Jun 16th 2015 2:18a   Adam Osborne
Don't ignore fragmentation on your VMs and SANs, things still get very messy and at the end of the day the poor old operating system knows no better and it all slows down. Let Defrag.NSF rescue your Domino Server and Backups from I/O bankruptcy. Here is example of one site that recently took back control.
9
The race to the bottom accelerates
Thu, May 28th 2015 7:35p   Adam Osborne
Check it out.. and on top of that we have ex-customers telling us that Microsoft have 'paid' for their migration. What next ?... negative interest rates... oh wait.....
6
Friday flash back - Do you have Message Tracking enabled?
Thu, Mar 26th 2015 8:03p   Adam Osborne
From November 2012.. Do you have Message Tracking enabled? If you do then you should know the Mail Tracking Store database must have a Full Text Index in order for Message Tracking to work properly, the mtstore.nsf database is indexed only by the MTC task and just as we saw with the Updater in the last blog this indexing process creates extensive fragmentation over time. Have you ever checked the size of the Full Text Index (mtstore.ft) associated with this database? Take a minute or two to
9
It's been 2 years since Notes 9, so what's next for the Notes Client ?
Thu, Mar 19th 2015 6:15p   Adam Osborne
From ConnectED all I can see is focus on the Basic Client... not much else... Let me know your thoughts ?
5
Something completely different - Little Wing
Mon, Mar 9th 2015 1:12p   Adam Osborne
Here is a recording of Jimi Hendrix's "Little Wing" by my brother Grant. He's playing a Martin OM21 Special sitting on his lounge with a Apogee MiC 96k connected to a Macbook Pro. It is a single take. I hope you like it. Little Wing
6
Part 2 - How to set up Database Maintenance Tool Optimisation in 3 steps. The Results
Thu, Feb 26th 2015 4:37a   Adam Osborne
As promised here we are checking back after our schedule has run to look at the results of our 3 step DBMT Optimisation setup which we stepped through in our previous post here: http://ab1osborne.blogspot.com.au/2015/02/how-to-set-up-database-maintenance-tool.html The DBMT stats show it kicked off at our scheduled time, only 10 databases had more than 10% freespace and therefore only these required compacting according to the settings we chose on the control panel - this is a massive 92% savin
8
How to set up Database Maintenance Tool (DBMT) Optimisation 1-2-3
Tue, Feb 24th 2015 12:17a   Adam Osborne
Follow these 3 steps below (or just 2 if you already have Defrag.NSF) and you will have: Server I/O = Less Compacting = Less DBIID Changes = Less Fragmentation = Less Backup requirements = Less Backup times = Less Server restart time when TXN Log or Consistency Checking required = Less View Rebuild times = Less To-Do List items for the Administrator = Less Interested? Read On..... Step 1. Install Defrag.NSF - it's a Notes database, easy as pie! (If you already have Defrag.NSF go directly to
5
The Missing DBMT Control Panel
Sun, Feb 22nd 2015 11:47p   Adam Osborne
You'll find it in Defrag.NSF. Simple, easy to use and super efficient. See more at How to make DBMT 50%+ more efficient and DBMT compact optimization in action.




Created and Maintained by Yancy Lent - About - Planet Lotus Blog - Advertising - Mobile Edition