Upgrading ODS for databases with old DB class in Domino 9
Tue, Apr 9th 2013 8:14a Daniel Nashed When you create a database for example with the extenson .ns7 the ODS will be ODS43 instead of ODS51.
This kind of trick was used in earlier days and was to ensure that an older ODS was used when really needed.
What this causes is that the DB class of the database instance is set to that version.
And you cannot use a copy style compact to change this database to the new ODS -- even you rename the extension back to ".nsf".
The only way to change the database class and ODS was to create a new [read] Keywords: domino
Customizing Domino Out of Office Service
Fri, Mar 29th 2013 11:13a Daniel Nashed I have got this question from two customers in the same week and I have never looked into this before.
Thanks for Julie to point me to the right direction. With that information (field names) I found an interesting old The View article.
It looks like this is the only documented source for this information.
In my customer case the requirement was to not have the OOS (Out of Office Service) reply to potential SPAM messages even OOO replies to Internet email should be enabled in general.
If you [read] Keywords: agent
Syncing Confidential Contacts with Traveler & Co
Mon, Mar 18th 2013 6:14a Daniel Nashed In Notes 8.5 you can mark a contact as confidential to avoid that another person with access to your mailfile can see the contact.
Contact sync marks contacts in the mailfile as public documents so reader access to the calendar does already provide access to contacts...
The Confidential flag sets a reader names field "Readers" which avoids that someone with access to the mail-file can see those contacts.
This functionality adds hard coded also "LocalDomainServers" to the "Readers" field t [read] Keywords: admin
BES10 and Traveler 9
Wed, Feb 27th 2013 2:11p Daniel Nashed There has been some confusion about how BES10 will access Domino based mailfiles.
A couple of customers asked me to explain how this is going to work.
The following abstract describes briefly on high level how both will work together.
The current BES server uses a C-API based solution which access the Domino Mail-Databases via Notes protocol (NRPC).
With BES10 there is no native access any more and BES 10 only support devices with the new BB OS.
All communication between BES 10 and Domino wil [read] Keywords: domino
Linux I/O Performance Tweek
Sun, Jan 27th 2013 8:18a Daniel Nashed During a performance troubleshooting session at a customer we found a very interesting tuning option that can boost your storage performance dramatically.
This setting is really helpful for SAN environments, SSD discs, virtual servers and also physical servers using RAID storage.
Current Linux versions do use the an I/O scheduler called CFQ (complete fair queuing).
This scheduler is helpful when you have simple local disk where Linux can optimize the I/O requests by re-ordering them.
But this [read] Keywords: ibm
Lotusphere / IBM Connect 2013 -- meet me there
Tue, Jan 22nd 2013 9:13a Daniel Nashed Last days before Lotusphere / IBM Connect 2013 in Orlando ... This year I got two sessions in different tracks ...
If you plan to look into Domino on Linux the Show and Tell session might be for you.
I am showing a complete server install and also how to tune and troubleshoot it.
The session comes with a complete set of screen prints for SLES and RHEL and I will use SLES 11 SP2 in the live in session.
You will also see up to date tuning and configuration information in the second part of the s [read] Keywords: admin
show and tell
TODO Application for iOS and Android with Traveler 8.5.3 UP2
Fri, Dec 14th 2012 8:10a Daniel Nashed Traveler 8.5.3 UP2 was quite a surprise and nobody really expected new functionality before x-mas.
Quite a nice pre-x-mas present :-) Thanks to the Traveler team!
Once you installed the new version the updated Android app has a new Todo application part.
On iOS you need to install a separate application which looks good on iPad and iPhone.
You have to specify server URL and account settings.
The app has a separate connection and shows up as separate device in your device list.
Here is a link [read] Keywords: ibm
Installing Domino on current RHEL servers
Mon, Dec 3rd 2012 5:09a Daniel Nashed There is a new default setting that 32bit Libs are not installed by default on RHEL.
This is done to have a clean 64bit-only environment by default.
If you need 32bit packages you have to either install them manually specifying the 32bit package or change the default settings back.
If you change
the 32bit libs are getting installed.
I went thru the list of packets that the installer did mark as missing after I have changed the setting and made sure the 32bi [read] Keywords: domino
iNotes with Firefox 15 and later
Mon, Oct 29th 2012 6:12a Daniel Nashed Firefox has removed support for signed scripts starting with Firefox 15, and several iNotes features use signed scripts.
There is a work-around in Domino 8.5.3 to use the older DHTML user interface instead.
This older implementation can be enabled via notes.ini setting on the Domino server via
set config iNotes_WA_FirefoxSignedScript=0
restart task http
We had a PMR open with IBM for a while and got no feedback.
There is a quite new Technote #1610926 published 26.10 that we found which descr [read] Keywords: domino
Domino Clustering Failover Issues fixed in 8.5.3
Thu, Oct 25th 2012 6:10a Daniel Nashed We ran into this issue at a customer. When one server was down the other cluster mate was responding very very slow at some point.
For troubleshooting we started in the early morning with one server and until a certain time all users where happy.
But suddenly the response times went up dramatically. When bringing up the 2nd server also the 2nd server had slow response time for a while.
It turned out that the backend code that tries to find the matching replica had issues when too many user invok [read] Keywords: domino
Preventing wrong server time and "time too far in the future"
Fri, Jul 20th 2012 6:11a Daniel Nashed "time too far in the future" beside database corruptions this problem is one of the most critical issues you can run into.
- Database modified date is in the future
- All new documents have created date in the future based on this value (because time in a database never goes backward)
- Replication history is in future --> issues with replication
- View/Folder update time is in future --> index might not be updated
Not all issues can be completely reverted in an easy way.
You might be [read] Keywords: domino
Lotus Traveler V8.5.3 Upgrade Pack 1 and Traveler HA available today
Tue, Jun 26th 2012 2:13p Daniel Nashed Lotus Traveler 8.5.3 Upgrade Pack 1 has been released today.
The Download also includes the Limited to use Licenses for DB2 ...
Detlev and myself have given a presentation at DNUG and AdminCamp about the new Traveler release including the new HA options.
Here is a download link --> http://www.poettgen.eu/internet/blogs/netzgoetter.nsf/dx/AdminCamp-Traveler-2012-06-published.pdf/$file/AdminCamp-Traveler-2012-06-published.pdf
And here is a link to what is new --> http://www.lotus.com/ldd/ [read] Keywords: ldd
RunFaster=1 for Domino on Linux
Mon, Apr 30th 2012 6:11a Daniel Nashed We have been tracing this problem together with IBM for half a year and finally got a solution for a performance problem that blocked us from migrating 8500 users from Groupwise to Domino.
When we first started to run large scale imports to Domino (load with creating many documents with attachments in parallel with multiple workstations) I discovered a slow down for some transactions by 100 ms or even a multiple of 100 ms.
Part of the problem was based on issues introduced with a newer kernel th [read] Keywords: domino
Process iCalendar attachment while in other mailfiles
Thu, Apr 19th 2012 7:12a Daniel Nashed Normally you can only import iCal data into your own mail-file. This limitation sounds like working as designed.
But there is a notes.ini setting that I just found that allows import into other mail-files as well :-)
Also other databases with calendars should work according to the TN.
Just found it in a technote (#1469271) checking for something else ...
-- Daniel [read] Keywords: notes
Mon, Apr 16th 2012 6:12a Daniel Nashed I have done some analysis for a customer which lead to a PMR and a SPR which is marked as an enhancement request.
We got feedback that this is not going to be addressed in the current code stream but I think this is still a quite relevant improvement specially for customer and business partner applications.
In our analysis it turned out that with NSFNoteComputeWithForm (and also when you use the derived functions in LS and Java)
a.) subforms and shared fields are not cached from cache.ndk
b. [read] Keywords: connections
FTIndex Crash with C-API based tools caused by a change in D8.5.3
Tue, Apr 10th 2012 6:11a Daniel Nashed We ran into this problem quite badly and the root cause was hard to track.
One of my applications (nshrun -- a tool to do multiple tasks in parallel on multiple databases) started to crash without a meaningful call-stack.
I started to figure out the root cause and identified that the C-API call FTIndex causes a crash of the calling function because the stack is damaged.
It turned out that IBM changed the structure of the statistic buffer for FTIndex by adding two new variables.
This change cau [read] Keywords: domino
Unix/Linux Start Script Update for high CPU issue
Tue, Apr 10th 2012 6:11a Daniel Nashed There was an issue that in some cases when the monitor command was running and the shell was closed, the script could not catch the dead text file caused by the shell.
I have changed the trap events and now I hopefully trap all signals that could occur.
We got this problem only on some platforms. And I cannot test on all different versions of Linux.
I hope this change resolves all cases. If not send me your feedback.
You can request the new version on the start script homepage.
http://www.nash [read] Keywords: linux
Domino on Linux Plattform stats might use 100% CPU
Thu, Mar 22nd 2012 2:13p Daniel Nashed We ran into this issue on a couple of customer sites. It is not completely sure in which release starts (in a fixpack of 8.5.2 and in 8.5.3 for sure).
The problem is that the server thread responsible for platform stats might use 100% of one CPU thread.
Basically there is an issue when reading a system file in a loop.
There are two SPRs involved in this
SPR #YPHG8ET496 will be fixed in 8.5.3 FP1
SPR #PHEY8KRJJ7 will be fixed in 8.5.2 FP2 and 8.5.4
If you run into this problem in your environ [read] Keywords: domino
New Traveler Db Usage command in 22.214.171.124
Fri, Mar 9th 2012 5:13a Daniel Nashed There is a new tell command to show how much data is synced to devices.
This command is interesting to figure out how much data users are syncing.
The tell traveler dbusage command is new in 126.96.36.199 and the results look like the example below.
With iOS devices you cannot prevent via policies that users sync all their mail.
But there is a general switch for the whole Traveler server in NTSConfig.xml to reduce the maximum limit that the server will sync -- independent from the user settings
Se [read] Keywords: domino
Traveler 188.8.131.52 released -- Isuses with older company app
Fri, Mar 2nd 2012 5:13a Daniel Nashed Traveler 184.108.40.206 ( aka FP2) has been released.
A couple of issues have been fixed in this FP. See details here http://www.lotus.com/ldd/dominowiki.nsf/dx/Lotus_Notes_Traveler_APAR_listing#8532
This fixpack is also needed to use the new companion app version 2.0.5.
A couple of customer updated their companion app to 2.0.5 could not read encrypted email any more.
The new Traveler version did solve this problem. IBM is still investigating.
Also there is some new functionality in the new companio [read] Keywords: ibm
SSL Issues on Client and Server
Tue, Feb 28th 2012 3:12p Daniel Nashed There is an issue with the way the SSL key buffer is managed that will fixed in 8.5.4.
The problem can occur with concurrent (multi-threaded) access to the SSL ring buffer (used to store SSL sessions).
By default the size of the buffer is quite small and in some cases the size of those entries need to be increased on the fly by reallocating the entry.
This is mainly an issue on Servers but I ran into this issue on my Notes Client with HTML mail loading remote images from websites using SSL.
I [read] Keywords: ldd
Domino on Linux Performance Tweaks with current Kernels
Mon, Feb 27th 2012 8:12a Daniel Nashed We found a performance issue with SLES 11 and also RHEL 5/6. Due to a new process scheduler (CFS) introduced there seem to be timing issues with some new functionality.
The new scheduler CFS is the Completely Fair Scheduler which has some new functionality.
From what we figured out so far some functionality of CFS causes timing issues with the Domino server.
The Domino server has many active threads and processes which seem to not work well with the standard settings of CFS.
What happens is th [read] Keywords: domino
Cluster Failover Improvement since 8.5.2
Tue, Feb 21st 2012 5:11a Daniel Nashed I thought I blogged about it long time ago already but sounds like I forgot.
There used to be a parameter in earlier 8.x releases that does some kind of failover.
Beginning with 8.5.2 there is a new parameter that can be set thru the desktop policy settings.
This parameter does avoid almost all prompts when a server goes down and switches to a different server.
Also when the home server is up again it will fail back :-)
That's part of the failover improvements in 8.5.2.
But you still need t [read] Keywords: notes
Lotus Traveler email Antivirus
Mon, Jan 23rd 2012 6:11a Daniel Nashed The Mail-Routing Configuration for a Traveler Server uses the home-mail server of the user to send outgoing mail.
But in some customer scenarios the home-mail server does not run antivirus software to scan emails.
If you have separate gateway servers scanning your inbound and outbound mail traffic there is a new Traveler setting that can help.
You can configure servers used for outbound mail instead of using the mail-server.
This setting will send outbound mail directly to the configured server [read] Keywords: lotus
Important Lotus Traveler Fixpack 220.127.116.11 Released
Wed, Nov 16th 2011 9:11a Daniel Nashed This fixpack should solve the iOS issues I mentioned in my previous post.
You should update your Traveler Server ASAP.
Here is a link to the Fixcentral Download
And here is a list to the complete fixlist
The issue for activities has been fixed an [read] Keywords: ibm
Traveler Performance Issue iOS 5
Thu, Nov 10th 2011 5:11a Daniel Nashed Traveler with the latest fixpacks installed supports iOS5. Only the new functionality introduced with iOS5 are currently not supported and does not work yet.
After the first larger customers migrated it turned out that this new functionality causes performance (high CPU on Traveler server, shorter battery life for the Apple device) issues with Traveler when enabled.
IBM is working on a fix for this issue and we can expect a fix delivered soon.
In the meantime you should avoid the following new [read] Keywords: domino
Traveler Documentation 8.5.3
Wed, Nov 2nd 2011 10:11a Daniel Nashed Since 8.5.2 the documentation for Traveler moved from the IBM Info center to the Domino Wiki which IMHO was a good move.
Most product documentation for all "Lotus" product are available in a central place and there is a mobilized version available.
But this did not solve the problem that we can take the documentation offline or print it if needed.
The Traveler team did a great job documenting all the details. This even includes troubleshooting tips.
Beside the documentation referenced when [read] Keywords: domino
KVM Support for Domino 8.5.3
Thu, Oct 20th 2011 1:11p Daniel Nashed Since 8.5.3 KVM is officially supported. But there have been some confusion about which version is supported.
You really need to make sure that you have at least the version mentioned in the following statement.
Before those versions there are performance issues.
-- snip --
KVM support is based on KVM/Kernel level. We support level 2.6.32 x86_64 as our baseline on either RHEL or SLES. We automatically support patch releases beyond this level as well (but not feature releases). For e [read] Keywords: domino
Agent Manager Retry on Compact
Mon, Oct 10th 2011 9:11a Daniel Nashed There is a new setting starting with 8.5.3 and 8.5.2 FP3 to retry to run an agent after the agent has been blocked out thru a compact previously.
I would have expected that this behavior would be the new default and a notes.ini setting would switch back to the previous behavior.
But IBM decided to not make it the current default -- this might change in future after a discussion we had with IBM.
For now you have to enable it via notes.ini DEBUG_AMGR_ENABLE_RETRY_ON_COMPACT.
-- snip -- [read] Keywords: agent
Full Text Index on separate Drive
Tue, Oct 4th 2011 6:10a Daniel Nashed Since 8.5.3 (available as of today) we have the option to put the Full Text Index on another drive. We have asked about it many times for many years and finally got this functionality.
The notes.ini parameter e.g. FTBasePath=d:full_text can be used to switch the starting directory for the full text index from data directory to a different directory or drive.
It makes a lot of sense to separate the FT Index from the NSF data in larger environments.
There are a couple of reasons
- FT Index caus [read] Keywords: notes
Sametime Features allowed with the Notes 8 Client License
Fri, Sep 2nd 2011 6:09a Daniel Nashed Even if you are only installing a Sametime entry server you might run into license issues if you only have Notes 8 Client licenses.
The default Sametime policy that comes with Sametime 8.5.1 Entry contains some features which need a full Sametime Client license.
For example multiple chat communities, pasting screen prints.
So if you don't disable those features for users without a full Sametime license you are potentially running into trouble during your next IBM license audit.
Here are som [read] Keywords: ibm
iNotes and IMAP interims fixes for 8.5.2 FP3
Sat, Aug 6th 2011 6:10a Daniel Nashed There are two different IF1s available for 8.5.2 FP3. One is a fix for an IMAP problem and the other one is a spearate fix for the iNotes issue I mentioned in ony of my last posts.
8.5.2 FP3 IF1 fixes the IMAP problem --> SPR# TLAM8JZNMN: Domino Server crashes on nIMAP after upgrading to 8.5.2 FP3
See details here --> https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21508247
The iNotes fix is not using the Fixpack/Hotfix installer but is a ZIP file that you need to extract into your data d [read] Keywords: domino
Issues with Domino 8.5.2 FP3
Mon, Aug 1st 2011 6:11a Daniel Nashed You should wait with installing 8.5.2 FP3 if you are using iNotes or Traveler. There are two critical issues with pending fixes.
If you are running on Windows and the locale of your Domino server is not US English there is an issue with iNotes --> https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21506794
There are some workarounds (changing the locale or using the 8.5.2 FP2 IF1 version of the iNotes files) but you should better wait until an updated version is available.
It looks like we are g [read] Keywords: domino
Linux Start Script issue with ctrl-c and "start live" feature
Sat, Jul 30th 2011 6:09a Daniel Nashed We found an issue on Linux with ctrl-c when using the "start live" and "restart live" command.
On Linux ctrl-c sends a signal to the invoking shell which is not fully traped by the invoked shell.
This event is than send to the started Domino server instance which causes a crash or hang in http and sometimes other processes.
It looks like there is nothing I can do to trap the signal and even starting the monitor command in a separate instance does not help.
This problem does only occur when [read] Keywords: domino
Domino on Linux Logging Optimization
Sat, Jul 30th 2011 6:09a Daniel Nashed Currently I am working on a larger Domino on Linux implementation.
Beside optimizing NSF, DAOS, FT and view_rebuild with separate disks I am looking into optimizing logging.
Linux provides a temp file-system (tempfs) which is very I/O optimized for temporary files only stored for a very short time like view rebuild and also the console.log.
On Unix and Linux you can keep the console logging disabled but there is still the small 1k log file that you need to take care of.
The default location fo [read] Keywords: domino
Traveler Workshop Round 2
Tue, May 24th 2011 2:13p Daniel Nashed We (Nash!Com and mindpoints) have planned another round of Traveler Workshop. The first round of workshops was a great success and we had interesting customer feedback.
Because most customers are interested in iPhones and iPads we are currently focusing our efforts mostly in this area. But we will also cover the new Android devices.
The one day work-shop is focusing on Traveler infrastructure (including the various security aspects) and Apple Devices including all the management around those d [read] Keywords: traveler
Console Command Output and log.nsf
Tue, May 10th 2011 3:10p Daniel Nashed A customer asked me this week if he can avoid that command output is written to the log.nsf
There is a way to do it but the documentation has been removed from admin help. It used to be in admin help but there still references on the web.
You can set log_console=0 to completely disable the logging into log.nsf
The output is still shown on the console
Log_Console = 1
By default, all console command output (except output preceded by an exclamation point) is recorded in the server [read] Keywords: admin
Traveler Apple Device Birthday Problem solved in 18.104.22.168
Mon, May 2nd 2011 11:12p Daniel Nashed I have blogged a while ago about the Birthday and Anniversary issue that Apple introduced with iOS 4.0.
Birthdays and Anniversaries are one day earlier when synced back to Notes in certain timezones.
Even this problem is clearly an Apple issue IBM provides a fix in Traveler 22.214.171.124 and later.
The Traveler server checks the timezone of the device and even there is no timezone information in each individual entry Traveler will interpret the dates based on the timezone information for each device [read] Keywords: ibm
No current plans for Traveler on WM7
Tue, Mar 15th 2011 1:08p Daniel Nashed We noticed at Lotusphere that none of the slides about mobility mentioned Windows Mobile nor the new WM7 at all.
I asked around in the Lab and got the confirmation that there are no short term plans to support WM7 with Traveler.
The most likely support -- if it happens in the near future -- is that IBM supports ActiveSync with WM7 because building a new client on WM7 might need additional APIs which might not be public available yet. Also WM7 comes with more nicer integrated mail and calendar a [read] Keywords: ibm
long time no blog ...
Tue, Mar 15th 2011 1:08p Daniel Nashed Hi all,
sorry for not blogging since beginning of 2011! I have been quite busy before and after Lotusphere and I am still not sure how to cover projects right now.
It has been a busy and interesting time and we had also Lotusphere meanwhile. Usually Lotusphere is a good time to blog interesting stuff.
But I did not even manage to blog cool stuff from Lotusphere :-( Sorry and I promise to start posting more regularly again.
Greetings from on the road
Daniel [read] Keywords: lotusphere
Domino on Unix Larger Terminal Window Size needed for new Fixpacks
Tue, Dec 21st 2010 4:18a Daniel Nashed We had the same issue already on Linux when installing 8.5.2 IF1 and IF2 and I thought IBM is going to fix this in 8.5.2 FP1.
But the problem still occurs and just to have you aware and how to slove it read the following.
When you run the FP installer you get the following error message
Lotus Notes for Unix Install Program
Installer is initializing. It may take a few minutes, please, wait.
Error: The minimum supported terminal size is 130 columns by 24 ro [read] Keywords: domino
you should update to 8.5.2 FP1
Sun, Dec 19th 2010 4:17p Daniel Nashed Notes and Domino 8.5.2 FP1 has been released last Friday. It took a while until all binaries occurred at fix central.
FP1 has a couple of important fixes on the server side. You should really consider to upgrade your servers if you are running on 8.5.2.
On client side now attachment icons on Win7 64bit look OK again. Before you could get odd icons when you attach a file.
-- Daniel [read] Keywords: domino
Traveler for Android releases in 126.96.36.199
Thu, Dec 16th 2010 10:13a Daniel Nashed Since Tuesday the gold version of Lotus Traveler 188.8.131.52 has been released.
As a design partner I had the chance to work already with the beta release and we had some interesting discussions.
IMHO even Android 2.2 is not yet read for business users but there is already sufficient demand in the business to look into Android devices from the business side.
Starting with version 2.2 the OS supports to enforce passwords and password quality, remote wipe and some other features but it is still hard [read] Keywords: ibm
Mon, Nov 29th 2010 4:15a Daniel Nashed As many of you know, Detlev Pöttgen and myself are working with Traveler for quite a while. Both have spoken at a couple of events about Traveler and are both quite active in the beta community.
We have a bit different focus looking into Traveler and the different devices and found out that we can complement each other in this space.
Therefore we decided to team up and bundle our resources in the Traveler and mobile device area.
My focus is more in the infrastructure area and Detlev is looking [read] Keywords: traveler
New Version 2.9 Lotus Notes Diagnostics - LND has been released
Mon, Nov 22nd 2010 5:15a Daniel Nashed LND is a great tool to get your NSDs analyzed -- among many other things like memory dump an annotated, sem-debug time stamps etc.
There is a new version 2.9 which now also works on Win7 64bit workstations. The TN is not yet updated but you find it here
Thanks again for this great tool!
-- Daniel [read] Keywords: ibm
VMware Workstation Drag and Drop Files
Thu, Nov 4th 2010 6:28a Daniel Nashed Today at a customer I learned something new. When you run VMware workstation you don't need a share to copy files.
Just open the explorer on the guest machine and drag the files from your local machine.
Worked fine for my current VMware workstation 7.1.2. Host OS is Win7 64bit and guest is running Win XP SP3 with the current VMware tools.
I always mapped drives or created a VMware share. This is a lot easier and quicker.
Thanks Rainer for this tip!
-- Daniel [read] Keywords: vmware
New Apple Device Companion APP Version 2 has been released
Wed, Nov 3rd 2010 8:27p Daniel Nashed There is a new version of the companion app (encypted email support) available --> http://itunes.apple.com/app/ibm-lotus-notes-traveler-companion/id346633404
The info about what is new is quite short
What's New in Version 2.0
- Native support for iPad
- Support for compose/reply/forward of encrypted mail messages
- Simplified configuration process
- Bug fixes
But the changes are really important.
When you open the first encypted message the companion app is automatically configured -- [read] Keywords: ibm
New Option in Domino Start Script: Pre-Shutdwon Command for Traveler Servers
Sun, Oct 31st 2010 6:27a Daniel Nashed As discussed some days ago the shutdown of a Domino Server running Traveler might be a lot quicker, when you shutdown the Traveler task first.
So it makes sense for my Domino on Linux start script to have a new option to allow a pre-shutdown command including a configurable delay time before shutting down the server.
The new version 2.1 of my start script allows you to configure the new options DOMINO_PRE_SHUTDOWN_COMMAND and DOMINO_PRE_SHUTDOWN_DELAY.
It is mainly intended for Traveler servers [read] Keywords: domino
A very old @ Formula tick - but quite useful
Wed, Oct 27th 2010 2:26p Daniel Nashed When working with @Formulas the old Shift + F9 trick can be really helpful. It's still not really documented but works also in the 8.5 Standard Client.
Using it on customer site still often causes the admins to be really surprised. So I want to post this little tip again -- even I have posted it long long time ago in Groupware magazine ...
So when you are in any kind of normal field, text, date, number, you can type in a formula and have it evaluated in the field.
This works with simple form [read] Keywords: admin
Shuttting down a Traveler Server
Wed, Oct 13th 2010 3:28a Daniel Nashed When you shutdown the HTTP on a Traveler server the HTTP task might take a while to shutdown because the Traveler servlet might have many active connections.
In normal cases when you shutdown your server completely the Traveler servertask will receive an even at the same time and tell the Traveler servlet to stop processing requests and let HTTP shutdown cleanly.
Due to timing issues this might not work in all cases. So if you want to shutdown your HTTP task or if you want to shutdown your Domi [read] Keywords: connections
HTTPQueueMethod=2 new default in 8.5.1
Sun, Oct 10th 2010 3:28p Daniel Nashed This setting has been around for a while and I was looking into it for a customer project.
Depending on your HTTP server requirements different strategies assigning the work make sense.
But it turned out that the old standard in R6.0 to evenly spread all the load on all available HTTP does not work well for servers with long going requests.
Specially for servers like a Traveler server this does not work well. Therefore IBM changed the standard in 8.5.1 to the queued method.
All requests are put [read] Keywords: connections
How Quotas Work in Notes/Domino 8.x
Thu, Oct 7th 2010 6:29a Daniel Nashed I never hat do look into this before but got the question from a customer this week.
In Notes 8 we have the nice quota indicator in the Standard Client that shows the current status of the quota.
By default the quota is measured against the physical size of the database.
There are settings which are hidden in the Translog Tab of the Server document to configure how the quota is calculated.
The setting "Quota enforcement" is set to "Check file size when extending the file".
If you change th [read] Keywords: domino
Multi-Threaded Replicator in 8.5.2
Wed, Oct 6th 2010 4:31p Daniel Nashed In Notes 8.5.2 there is a very nice and new feature to have multiple replications going on at the same time.
It was not clear to me how many replications would be started at the same time and if it is tunable.
Right now it works as it is and you cannot configure it to have more replications at a time.
- There is one thread for outgoing mail
- One thread for mail file replication
- And there is one replication going on per server.
This should really improve replication performance if you hav [read] Keywords: notes
SSL_Resumable_Sessions=0 does not give better performance
Wed, Oct 6th 2010 4:27a Daniel Nashed I am currently looking into performance optimization for a larger iNotes environment.
They are currently planning to use native SSL but might offload SSL to a network component hopefully.
Most customers offload SSL to dedicated appliances but for example if you are running HTTPS on your Traveler server this might be also helpful for you because the devices keep sessions open for a longer time.
There is a setting to tune to maximum presumable sessions for SSL.
notes.ini ssl_resumable_sessions [read] Keywords: domino
New Performance Problem with Domino on Windows 2008 64bit
Fri, Oct 1st 2010 12:28p Daniel Nashed Since Domino is supported on Windows 64bit there have been a couple of issues in the performance area. Most of them have been already technoted and IBM has build work-arounds.
For example the problem with the large amount of memory used by the cache manager which competed with memory allocations by Domino. To prevent the cache manager from using too much physical memory IBM uses the system call SetSystemFileCacheSize(..) (ref: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa965240%28VS.85%29.aspx). B [read] Keywords: domino
Workaround for iPhone Birthday Sync issue
Wed, Sep 29th 2010 7:29p Daniel Nashed I have an update for the Traveler Birthday and Anniversary issue.
The problem behind the issue that Apple changed the format of the date for the Birthday and Anniversary field without telling anyone.
They previously stored it with a fixed time and now convert it to the timezone of the device.
This change has been introduced in iOS4 without letting anyone know.
IBM is trying to figure out what the best way is to fix this issue and this depends on what Apple will do on their side to help.
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iOS 4.1 Update dramatically improves performance on iPhone 3G
Wed, Sep 8th 2010 7:28p Daniel Nashed Telekom Germany still did not send me a new iPhone 4. So I am still using my old iPhone 3G.
The iOS 4.x has many features I don't want to miss any more. But my 3G was sometimes painful to work with due to a lot of performance dops.
As of today afternoon iOS 4.1 is officially available. You should install it asap! This is really a performance update for 3G and I guess also for 3GS models.
Thanks Apple! You made my day :-)
-- Daniel [read] Keywords: apple
Important fix DominoServer_852 IF1_W32 -- SMTP Issue
Wed, Sep 8th 2010 1:28p Daniel Nashed If you are planning your update to 8.5.2 on a SMTP enabled server you should apply this IF fix.
This is a high rated issue that will occur in many environments.
It causes a very high CPU load in some situations.
Here is the Link to the TN --> http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21445280
The releated SPR is #LMIL88Q62X which is not yet listed in the fixlist db.
-- Daniel [read] Keywords: ibm
Domino Start Script New Version with minor changes released
Tue, Sep 7th 2010 11:27a Daniel Nashed Today I released a new version (2.0) of my start script. It has basically one change and one fix.
The fix is Solaris specific. The tail command used in the script was the standard Solaris version which is missing some features which caused some issues.
The script now uses the POSIX version of tail to correct this issue.
The other change is that the "hang" command is now generating 3 NSDs dumping only the call-stacks instead of using -nomemcheck.
This can be a lot faster specially on large s [read] Keywords: domino
News from the Taveler Apple device Birthday Issue
Fri, Sep 3rd 2010 3:27p Daniel Nashed We have traced this issue today and it turned out that this issue is more complicated than expected.
This is more than one issue in combination. One issue is that there is a potential conversion issue on the Traveler side for summer time birthdays.
But there is also a change in the way iOS 4.0.x devices send birthday timedates via ActiveSync.
The problem seems to be in the way how Apple converts the birthday into UTC time.
Apparently the change has also affect on other applications not just Tra [read] Keywords: ibm
Notes Client on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
Sun, Aug 29th 2010 5:32p Daniel Nashed Some customers and partners asked me about running Notes clients on newer releases.
The current versions are still only officially supported on the previous LTS release 8.04 LTS
Later versions had some issues. Most of them could be worked around but it was not officially supported.
IBM only supports the "Long Term Support" releases -- aka LTS versions.
The latest Ubuntu 10.04 LTS is not yet officially supported for Notes 8.5.2 but it works like a charm.
There are plans to officially support [read] Keywords: ibm
iPhone shows each document only in one folder
Wed, Aug 25th 2010 11:31a Daniel Nashed We had this question last week at a customer. The user is sending his mails and storing the sent mail into a separate folder.
The documents only show up in the send view but not in the separate folder.
According to IBM this is a limitation on the Apple/Active sync side. You can only show a document in one folder/view.
So for example if you move it from the inbox to a folder it works. For sent mail or mails in multiple folders it will only show up in the folder where it has been added last.
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Birthdays and Anniversaries are one day off via Active Sync on Traveler
Tue, Aug 24th 2010 11:31a Daniel Nashed We ran into this a couple of days ago and I got this confirmed as a defect. But I don't have a SPR number.
This issues still occurs in Traveler 8.5.2 released today. I have not tested 8.5.1 because we are running the code drops for testing for a while.
Maybe someone can test and report back?
The problem did only occur on the iPhone not on the iPad as far I have tested.
What happens is if you modify a contact on your iPhone and get it synced back to your contacts in Notes Birthdays and Annive [read] Keywords: notes
Notes/Domino 8.5.2 available for download
Tue, Aug 24th 2010 7:36a Daniel Nashed This morning Notes/Domino was available quite early. Before the US is awake :-)
Gives us much time to download ...
But only HTTP download works so far. The dowload manager does not find the files.
Have already updated my client and my Traveler server...
> tell traveler version
Lotus Notes Traveler 184.108.40.206 Build 201008051106
running on Lotus Domino server Release 8.5.2|August 10, 2010 on a Windows/32 platform [read] Keywords: domino
Error Text for Error Domino messages
Fri, Aug 20th 2010 7:27a Daniel Nashed Sometimes if your Notes Client or Server is in a very bad situation you might get an error number without an error text.
In most of those cases there is an error text but it is not shown.
Here is an example:
"Lotus Notes error 0x1767"
In such a case you can use the Domino console on a running server to get the error text.
> show message 1767
[1FD8:0008-0610] Operation canceled
This should always give you the error text if there is an error text internally.
But some errors have no tex [read] Keywords: domino
Security Fix for iPhone and iPad
Wed, Aug 11th 2010 5:26p Daniel Nashed Apple has released iOS 4.0.2 for iPhone and iOS 3.2.2 for iPad to address the security vulnerability for PDFs that can not only be used to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad.
If you need a jailbreaked version you should not update your device. If you are concerned about security you should update ASAP ...
-- Daniel [read] Keywords: apple