We've all come across it.nbsp; There comes a time in an admins life when you have to move a server instance from one piece of hardware to another piece of hardware.nbsp; Usually it's an EOL situation, hardware upgrade or even for DR testing purposes.nbsp; Moving Domino is usually an extremely easy task.nbsp; Shut down Domino on the old server, install the application on the new server to match your old server, copy/paste, rename servers, reboot, smoke cigar.nbsp; But when another Domino based add-on into gets in the mix, things could get a little tricky.nbsp; Or at least, a heightened paranoid level.nbsp; But as I found today, moving Traveler to a new server because the old one was EOL, was really pretty straight forward and simple.nbsp; And didn't require the users to have to do anything.nbsp; Here's my steps:nbsp; (Mind you, YOUR mileage may vary so test or have a good backup on hand, just in case.)br /1.nbsp; Shut down old Domino server, not the hardware.br /2.nbsp; Copy/paste all Domino .nsf's from old server to new server.br /3.nbsp; Copy over the servers .id and .ini br /4.nbsp; Don't forget the .kyr and .sth files too!br /5.nbsp; On the old server, access the folder LotusDominoDatatravelerbr /6.nbsp; Copy all of the folders that exist there.br /7.nbsp; Paste the folders to the new server under the same folder structure.br /8.nbsp; Finish renaming and readdressing the servers as needed.br /9.nbsp; Don't forget to disable the Domino service on the old server before you reboot!br /10.nbsp; Reboot servers and launch Domino on the new server.br /That's it.br /Once the server came back online, I did a sync with my iPod touch and whamo-o!nbsp; Instant sync.br /Earlier in the week, I had opened a ticket with Lotus support, and they had informed me that move to a new server was not a problem, but the users may have to resync all their data and that could take a while.nbsp; That's when I got to thinking and found that all of the current sync data exists in the above folder structure.nbsp; Copying those folders to the new server made the first sync to the server appear like it hadn't missed a beat.nbsp; I love it when Lotus makes things nice and simple.nbsp; Time for that cigar.div class="blogger-post-footer"img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/5685203-6330562409650138340?l=blog.macian.net' alt='' //div
Andy's Guide to (dis)ConnectED2015!
Sat, Dec 13th 2014 12:14p Andy Donaldson Every year about this time, I sit down in front of my computer and bang out my guide and tips for making your yearly journey to the holy land of collaborative awesomeness, Lotusphere. (You can click here to see all of the past years write-ups.) Well, it used to be called Lotusphere, but over the past couple of years it's had a bit of an identity crisis. This coming January it has once again had a change of name and is called ConnectED. Okay, no problem. But this year for the first time sinc [read] Keywords: connections
Another one bites the dust.
Mon, Jun 9th 2014 7:09p Andy Donaldson I've been feeling it coming for a long time now. The eventuality that my days as a full time Domino Administrator coming to a close. I've known for some time at work, (past couple of years), that there has been a lot of conversation about migrating away from the Domino stack. At first I fought it. Nobody listened. Nobody cared. No help from IBM either. As far as I'm concerned, they gave up on us as a customer a long time ago. Haven't heard from my rep in months. So why fight it. My [read] Keywords: domino
17 years. 16 an honest man.
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 3:40a Andy Donaldson Back before the turn of the century, I didn't know what I wanted in the world. I thought I did and that took me down many roads. But most of the time, it was roads that others had already paved. I hadn't made any of my own. I was at a crossroads in life I felt. I was on the verge of making a decision to either sticking it out in Ohio, or move back to Michigan and live in my parents basement to start over. I was looking for answers on a direction in life and that's when I decided to look [read] Keywords: email
Sametime Video Calls on a MacBook Pro - not happening
Thu, Mar 27th 2014 9:10a Andy Donaldson Okay, blogosphere, I need your ear for a few minutes.The overlords here at the day job want to start support Macs. That's a good thing in my opinion. IBM has had a Notes client for Mac, (but not an Admin or Dev client), for some time now. But with rolling out new hardware, we have to make sure everything works of course. What's not working for me right now, and is reproducible on another like Mac, is that video calls in Sametime won't work. We have nice, shiny new MacBook Pro's with Re [read] Keywords: admin
Migrating Traveler to HA Error
Sat, Mar 15th 2014 6:48a Andy Donaldson Today was the day I made the leap to migrate our production Traveler server from running on the Derby database to an SQL database. While we are not taking full advantage of HA with multiple servers, I wanted to at least get us migrated to a more robust database. Having walked through the migration steps at this link in our test environment, I felt pretty confident with the task ahead. After the server restarted and Traveler launched, the migration process began. But not too long after the mi [read] Keywords: ibm