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Fully automate DAOS enabling database - set and forget, save diskspace, time and money
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Fully automate DAOS - set and forget, save diskspace, time and money
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News from the Lab - System Database Optimization - So easy with DDO!
Sun, Jul 17th 2016 7
Arriving soon.. The Domino Database Optimizer.
Thu, Jun 23rd 2016 9
The Domino Database Optimizer. Our new product is on its way - Preliminary testing on SSD
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Notes/Domino futures from Connect 2016
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Ginni Rometty to pocket $4.5m bonus for IBM leadership
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Ginni Rometty to pocket $4.5m bonus for IBM leadership
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A picture tells a 1000 words
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How to make DBMT 50%+ more efficient
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The Domino Database Optimizer. Our new product is on its way - Preliminary testing on SSD
Sun, May 15th 2016 9
Arriving soon.. The Domino Database Optimizer.
Thu, Jun 23rd 2016 9
Fully automate DAOS enabling database - set and forget, save diskspace, time and money
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What's the difference between Project Vulcan and IBM Mail next ?
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The things you find while cleaning - OS/2 Warp mouse mat
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Found OS/2 Warp 4 and booted it up
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Season's Greetings From Downunder!
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Adam Osborne
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Fully automate DAOS enabling database - set and forget, save diskspace, time and money
Thu, Jul 21st 2016 2:55a   Adam Osborne
If you have a DAOS enabled server with mail files or other databases like Document Libraries containing attachments on your servers that may have slipped through the administration cracks and not been enabled for DAOS participation, even though they should have been, (possibly as an administrative oversight?), this functionality in DDO will automatically DAOS enable those databases and get those attachments into DAOS, it will also automatically pick up any new databases created in the future wit
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Fully automate DAOS - set and forget, save diskspace, time and money
Thu, Jul 21st 2016 2:55a   Adam Osborne
If you have a DAOS enabled server with mail files or other databases like Document Libraries containing attachments on your servers that may have slipped through the administration cracks and not been enabled for DAOS participation, even though they should have been, (possibly as an administrative oversight?), this functionality in DDO will automatically DAOS enable those databases and get those attachments into DAOS, it will also automatically pick up any new databases created in the future wit
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News from the Lab - System Database Optimization - So easy with DDO!
Sun, Jul 17th 2016 6:39p   Adam Osborne
We often see customers with bloated System databases that never seem to get compacted/maintained (you know the ones.... log.nsf, etc) because.....well it's just a hassle for many admins to shut down and manually do it. As a result, because these databases are missing out on some much needed maintenance, can get pretty huge and often respond sluggishly when they do need to be opened and with many GB of disk space trapped inside are just wasting disk space too, it all adds up costing time and mon
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Arriving soon.. The Domino Database Optimizer.
Thu, Jun 23rd 2016 11:58p   Adam Osborne
For the last six months we've been working on our next Domino product, The Domino Database Optimizer. The DDO (Domino Database Optimizer) is a database-oriented utility that automates and greatly simplifies the optimization of Domino databases and their maintenance. All activities are done through an integrated control panel where tasks can be done either manually or scheduled for overnight processing. The primary focus of the DDO is maximising the performance of your databases and the Domin
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The Domino Database Optimizer. Our new product is on its way - Preliminary testing on SSD
Sun, May 15th 2016 11:19p   Adam Osborne
Our new product is undergoing preliminary testing in our lab and is showing some great performance gains even with Domino attached to the latest SSD storage technology. We are using lightning-fast SSD storage here and seeing these results. It's further proof that even though a super-fast storage/back end will help it is not a complete performance solution and in fact true optimal performance results from acknowledging and tuning each individual component of a system. To not apply that basic pr
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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.
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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/
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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
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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
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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.
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The feeling I get when I ask IBM about Notes 10
Sun, Nov 29th 2015 9:16p   Adam Osborne
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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).
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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.
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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
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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.
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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...
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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! ;)
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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
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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/
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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.
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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
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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!
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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




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