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| VIEW_REBUILD_DIR changed to /dev/shm/view_rebuild|
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| Erster DNUG "Domino2025 Jam" Event 23.11.2017|
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| Domino on Linux Start Script 3.1.3 with changed way to request it|
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| Great news Notes Domino 10 and beyond |
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| Domino 9.0.1 FT Index Hang and potential crash|
Sun, Dec 10th 2017 257
| IBM Notes V9.0.1 Mac 64 Bit English (CN6VDEN )|
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| Passing a document to an agent without saving it first|
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| Details about JVM 1.8 Update in Notes/Domino 9.0.1 FP8|
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| Symantec Backup Exec End of Life|
Sat, Dec 5th 2015 17
| TLS 1.2 Connection Issues with mail.protection.outlook.COM |
Thu, Jan 7th 2016 16
| IBM Notes & Domino are not vulnerable to OpenSSL "Heartbleed" bug (CVE-2014-0160)|
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| Solution for Notes/Domino related process is still running when applying a Fixpack or Hotfix|
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| Notes Client/Windows Crash with Windows 10 Creators update|
Thu, Jun 1st 2017 13
| Notes/Domino 9.0.1 FP8 IF1 released|
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||Symantec Backup Exec End of Life
I have been helping a customer who had issues with Backup Exec for Domino.
They got issues with their backups. The error message pointed to issues with their tapes.
But it turned out it had to do with the DAOS integration which is not fully working with Domino 9.0.1
The error they got pointed to issues with the back media:
Final Error Code: e00084ca HEX (0xe00084ca HEX) or a00084cd HEX (0xa00084cd HEX)
Final Error Description: The data being read from the media is inconsistent.
Final Error Category: Backup Media Errors
But it turned out that the backup had issues with querying the DAOS files for databases
After a long discussion with support we turned off the daosmgr commands which are used during the backup of a database (registry settings). But you cannot separate DAOS NLO backup and NSF backup.
There is no way to completely separate NSF and DAOS backup. It was a surprise that Backup Exec has so "deep" DAOS integration but I think they did not implement it the right way.
Running a daosmgr LISTNLOs for each database during backup does not sound right to me.
There is a setting described here -> https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.TECH136835 to disable querying information for the backup and the customer is now doing that operation manually at restore.
They set HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWARESymantecBackup Exec For WindowsBackup ExecEngineDominoDAOS listnlo mode = 3 and the issues have stopped.
Speaking with during the long going support incident Symantec they finally said that Domino 9.0.1 is not supported and they are declaring end of life for their product and even the customer has valid maintenance they are not getting any updates.
So they have been working on it for a while and had no support for 9.0.1 and finally decided to declare the product end of life instead of fixing issues and supporting 9.0.1!!!
They closed the support incident and the customer asked for a formal statement from product support in writing.
If you are using Backup Exec it sounds like it is time to look for a different backup solution!
I saw multiple customer reports with similar issues and they are all not getting any help.
If someone else is using Backup Exec you should be aware of the situation.
It is not only the current problem but also the way they did not care about the customer problem and that they have vaild support contract and they are not supporting their product on a current Domino release.
Now that Symantec and Veritas are separate companies we have to see what is going to happen (https://www.symantec.com/page.jsp?id=separation-strategy) .
My customer has valid maintenance for their product but Veritas does now own the product.
Not sure if the developers are still on board on either side. But in any case they decided to not support it any more.
Dec 05, 2015
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Domino 9.0.1 FT Index Hang and potential crash|
Sun, Dec 10th 2017 5:08a Daniel Nashed
We ran into a hang situation multiple times during FT indexing. It turned out that this is a regression introduced in FP9 due to changes in the FT index area. In certain situations the FTIndex update does hang getting document data and will cause one CPU core to be maxed out for this thread. The description of the SPR says it is a "spike" but it more looks like the thread permanently uses CPU. This can happen with updall, DBMT and also other tasks updating the FT index. The process can
End of Service for JVM 1.6|
Sat, Nov 25th 2017 3:34p Daniel Nashed
IBM uses the Oracle JVM as their base for their IBM JVM platform which is used in IBM products like Notes, Domin and Traveler. JVM 6.0 has been around for almost 10 years and is now discontinued since Sep 2017. Oracle discontinued their support for JVM 1.6 so IBM cannot support JVM 1.6 on their side. That also means for IBM platforms that there is no patch support for JVM 1.6! For Notes and Domino means you have to update to 9.0.1 FP8/FP10 for JVM 1.8 and hopefully FP10 will bring com
Traveler 18.104.22.168 Released|
Sat, Nov 18th 2017 3:44p Daniel Nashed
Traveler 22.214.171.124 has been released and I installed it already. As usual, if you are not waiting for an urgent open issue that is listed in the fix list, it might make sense to wait before installing a new version in production asap. I have installed it already befor the weekend and it looks good for my small environment. Beside the fixes listed below there is a new feature: Support for invitee availability search from Calendar on Exchange ActiveSync clients. Still trying to test it. N
VIEW_REBUILD_DIR changed to /dev/shm/view_rebuild|
Tue, Nov 14th 2017 2:35p Daniel Nashed
We just discovered an interesting configuration issue, which generates quite some logging and is a bit annoying. When you specify the view_rebuild_dir without the trailing slash / back-slash, the server will internally append the slash. But if you configured the view_rebuild_dir in the config document without the (back) slash the server will tell you every couple of minutes that the server changed the setting. This happens why the internal path is always stored with the trailing (back) sl
Erster DNUG "Domino2025 Jam" Event 23.11.2017|
Thu, Nov 9th 2017 1:44p Daniel Nashed
Nach den Ankündigungen zu Domino 10, der IBM & HCL Kooperation und Domino 2025 haben wir die Agenda für den DNUG Domino Day am 23.11.2017 in Düsseldorf umgestellt. Teil des Domino Days wird der erste deutsche "Domino 2025 Jam" Event sein. Neben dem Uffe Sorensen wir auch ein Kollege von HCL mit dabei sein. Es wird im Vortrag von Uffe u.A. um die aktuellen Informationen zur Kooperation gehen. Ihr könnt alle eure Fragen mitbringen und im "Jam" Teil geht es dann um Feedback fü
Domino on Linux Start Script 3.1.3 with changed way to request it|
Mon, Oct 30th 2017 5:43a Daniel Nashed
Just updated the start script to a new version with some minor changes. There was one issue with systemd on shutdown and I made a change in the way config files are used. Most of the new features are coming in either thru projects or when I want something for my own environment. I don't get much feedback or feature requests beside that. One change triggered by a project was how config files apply. We wanted to use the same configuration for all servers. But we wanted special settings f
Great news Notes Domino 10 and beyond |
Wed, Oct 25th 2017 9:03p Daniel Nashed
We got great news today. There will be a Notes & Domino 10 in 2018. And IBM also announced that with joined efforts with HCL Technologies they are working on a strategy for #Domino2025. This isn't a new partnership. IBM and HCL are already working together for Tivoli and Rational software. But is was still a big surprise today. Notes and Domino 9.0.1 FP10 is committed for 2017 and I am looking forward to hear more about the Notes & Domino Strategy planned for 2018 with Notes and D
Correctly Stopping a Traveler Server|
Tue, Oct 24th 2017 2:02p Daniel Nashed
This is not new but I ran into this a couple of times on customer site. Specially on a Traveler HA server this becomes important. Shutting down the Traveler servertask when the Domino server/service is stopped might lead to hang situations of the HTTP task. The better way would be to shutdown the Traveler servertask first. But even that might lead to undesired results. There is a special Traveler shutdown command "tell traveler shutdown" that can be used to let Traveler finish it's wor
Notes Client 9.0.1 FP9 F1 released|
Sat, Oct 14th 2017 5:31p Daniel Nashed
There is also a client IF1 for 9.0.1 FP9 which fixes one part of the issue that I reported. Depending on your configuration MIME messages sent did show up with different fonts on Notes clients. It happened in edit mode or when the embedded MIME browser was disabled. What has been fixed is that the IF1 client shows correct fronts. But earlier clients still shows different fonts (for example if you send a mail with sans serif it will show up in serif). I don't know if that can be fixed at
Domino 9.0.1 FP 9 IF2 available with important fixes|
Fri, Oct 13th 2017 9:09a Daniel Nashed
Two of the issues fixed in IF2 have been discussed before in my blog. But there are also two other critical issues fixed. Some of my customers reported DBMT and updall hangs which have been fixed with TDOOAREP8W. And the Private on first use folder issue also has been reported before. If you have installed 9.0.1 FP 9 you should update to IF2! -- Daniel JPAIAQ5SKW PANIC: DbMarkCorrupt! (d:notefileadmin4.nsf Dbiid: 0x3D91E116 0x3C07FE17) JVEKAQSGCC S