Let's face it. Lotus Traveler has been the true gem in the Lotus software portfolio. All of us who are Admins of the server know, it just works. So going into today's upgrade of my production server from beta to the full 8.5.2 version I didn't think it was going to be a big deal. But then the problems started. But as I came to find out, they were self-inflicted. After upgrading to the latest 8.5.2 code and applied FP1, I saw that there was a hot fix available for the server to resolve an SSL issue. It's a manual install that requires copying a couple of files and then editing the VersionInfo.txt on the server. Not a big deal, right. Well, that's what I thought too. After installing, I fired up Domino and made sure the Traveler task started, I went off testing my iPod Touch and my Windows Mobile 6 device. Mail was syncing and all was working well. I then went off to test the install on Droid. As part of the upgrade from beta to full production version, you have to un-install and reinstall Traveler on the Droid. Since I had the installer .apk in my Gmail, I ran the install from that. When the install of the Lotus Traveler Installer finished on my Droid, it came up and asked for my server name, user name and password. I entered all of the information required, but it wouldn't connect to the server. Error connecting to server was the message that kept popping up. Tried EVERY combination that I could think of for user name and server name. Nothing. But I found out the problem. You need to be VERY careful when copying in the new information for the VersionInfo.txt file. Turns out that when I copied over the information from the readme, I didn't do it correctly. Instead of the lines reading: #Lotus Mobile Installer - Android Lotus Installer.Android.filename=LotusInstaller.apk Lotus Installer.Android.version=184.108.40.206 201012142159
it looked more like
#Lotus Mobile Installer - Android Lotus Installer.Android.filename=LotusInstaller.apk Lotus Installer.Android.version=220.127.116.11 201012142159
So after correcting that, it worked right away. So be warned. While copy and paste can be your best friend, it can also be your downfall ;-)
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