Smart Upgrade Pattern Detection
Tue, Sep 23rd 2014 1:10p David Brown I've noticed what I believe to be an inaccuracy in the oldie but goodie Understanding Lotus Notes Smart Upgrade Redpaper.
The pattern matching example on Page 29 says that * matches anything- including nothing.
The most commonly used wildcards and expressions are * and ?; for example:
Release 6.5.4* would match:
– Release 6.5.4
– Release 6.5.4FP1
– Release 6.5.4FP2
– Release 6.5.4FP3
– Release 6.5.4HF719
However, [read] Keywords: ibm
Disabling Java Updates
Fri, May 30th 2014 11:12a David Brown I've had recent reason to not want Java to update. There is a setting that is supposed to allow me to turn off the feature, but it would not let me save the setting.
Google to the rescue. Here is how to get the setting to stick:
For Windows 7, The Java Control Panel needs Admin rights.
Navigate to where Java is installed, usually something along these lines:
C:Program Files (x86)Javajre7bin
Then scroll down till you see:
Right click on it and select "Run as Administr [read] Keywords: admin
Cautiously Optimistic the compact -replica saved the day
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 5:09a David Brown l compact -C mail/user.nsf
[0A50:007E-0E70] 01/30/2014 05:38:55 AM Remote console command issued by admin/org: l compact -C mail/user.nsf
[0818:0004-0A98] 01/30/2014 05:38:59 AM Informational, database design compression is enabled in database mailuser.nsf.
[0818:0004-0A98] 01/30/2014 05:38:59 AM Informational, document data compression is enabled in database mailuser.nsf.
[0818:0004-0A98] 01/30/2014 05:38:59 AM Informational, LZ1 is en [read] Keywords: admin
September 3, 2013 10:08 PM
Tue, Sep 3rd 2013 9:14p David Brown Ok. I saw this bug mentioned in the Technote explaining the compact -REPLICA options but forgot that it wouldn't be fixed in any of the 8.5.3 HFs (including 8.5.3FP3 HF324)
So, if you are tempted to run something like "load compact -REPLICA -IDS_FULL=80"...
you should actually run "load compact -REPLICA -IDS_FULL 080"
You could also specify "load compact -REPLICA -IDS_FULL=080"
Even if the database is not over the 80% threshold (as specified in the example above), ther [read] Keywords: administration
Applying patches to ESXi 5.x without using vSphere or CLI
Tue, Jul 30th 2013 4:13p David Brown How to enable and use ESXi Shell Access with the Direct Console to apply patches (when you don't have access to the server via vSphere or CLI)
At the direct console of the ESXi host, press F2 and provide credentials when prompted.
Scroll to Troubleshooting Options and press Enter.
Choose Enable ESXi Shell and press Enter.
Press Esc until you return to the main direct console screen.
At the main direct console screen, press Alt-F1 to open a virtual console window to the h [read] Keywords: network
PIRC Design Modification TimeDate Location
Mon, Jun 17th 2013 12:14p David Brown PIRC added the "Design Modification TimeDate" the database.
It is updated in the database whenever design refresh or replace is run and makes an update.
Does anyone know where I can find the "Design Modification TimeDate" field and/or property?
Is it available in the Designer client or only via NotesPeek or?
Thanks. [read] Keywords: database
Configuring a Barracuda for round-robin or failover
Fri, Sep 21st 2012 2:09p David Brown Shamelessly grabbed directly from the help file...
Destination Server Name/IP - IP address or hostname that receives email after the spam and virus scans. It is usually best to use a hostname rather than an IP address so that the destination mail server can be moved and DNS updated at any time without any changes to the Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall.
If you set Use MX Records below to Yes, you must enter a domain name for this field. If multiple servers are specified, then the [read] Keywords: apple
Registering new users with PIRC enabled by default
Wed, Feb 15th 2012 9:12a David Brown In the process of enabling PIRC (http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?ca=kb&rs=899&uid=swg21501675), it occurs to me that there doesn't seem to be a direct way of PIRC-enabling the new file upon mail database creation. Sure it is easy enough to set the advanced property for all databases in a directory, etc, but that is only as good as the moment you do that. The mailfile for the next user to be registered (and their clustered mail database(s) also created during registration) [read] Keywords: ibm
Tip on using BES Transporter
Mon, Feb 6th 2012 1:09p David Brown BES Transporter is a powerful tool included in the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Resource Kit.
I recently used BES Transporter to move active users from a 4.1.6 customer-managed BES to a 5.0.3 BES hosted at a GBS datacenter. The beauty is that the users were unaware that the move even happened. They did not have to wipe or reactivate their devices as part of the process.
However, in the pilot phase, I did encounter one glitch that even stumped RIM support.
Suffice to say, you can create r [read] Keywords: bes
Bug in Barracuda 250 response after hostname/domain change
Mon, Oct 31st 2011 11:11a David Brown I encountered the following bug today in a Barracuda SMTP 250 response after the default host name and domain is changed (Basic > IP Configuration > Domain Configuration)...
Updates to this field are properly reflected in the initial 220 handshake, but the 250 response continues to refer to the previously configured host name and domain.
Barracuda is logging it as a code bug and will hopefully be resolving it in a future firmware release, but the good news is that the workaround is sim [read] Keywords: bug
A treasure trove of ID Vault knowledge
Thu, Oct 6th 2011 1:11p David Brown You read the Admin help, you attended the Lotusphere sessions; now take your knowledge of ID Vault to the next level. Check out...
Wiki article contributions by Nancy E Kho
For instance, lets say you just noticed a plethora of replication conflicts in your ID Vault. After the initial panic subsides, what do you do? Delete the rep conflicts?
Nope! The next time the user modifies her ID file and resynchronizes with the ID vault, the vault will automatically merge the multiple entries, end [read] Keywords: admin
Password prompt bug in Traveler for Android
Fri, May 27th 2011 9:08a David Brown Seeing an intermittent Traveler prompt on your Android device, "Your Lotus Notes ID password is required to sign or encrypt the email"?
There's a fix for that. You can either wait for the next official release or open a PMR and ask for the latest "interim fix" build of Traveler for Android. (One that includes the fix for LO61077 - DELETE SIGNED MAIL ON ANDROID CAUSES PROMPT.)
In many cases, the prompt is seen after an extended lull in the normal sync schedule (i.e. during the first [read] Keywords: id vault
Nothing from nothing is nothing
Fri, Mar 11th 2011 11:15a David Brown I have an idle Traveler server (it was set up for a pending roll-out a while ago and it has been completely unused, so far). tell traveler status The Lotus Notes Traveler task has been running since Sun Feb 20 23:36:05 EST 2011. There have been no successful device syncs since Lotus Notes Traveler was started. Yellow Status Messages The response times for opening databases on mail server are above the acceptable threshold. The overall status of Lotus Notes Traveler is Yellow. Hmmm, a [read] Keywords: lotus
Clearing Traveler Status Messages
Tue, Mar 8th 2011 3:13p David Brown It is well documented that you can use a command to determine the status of a Traveler Server: tell traveler status Then, you may see something like the following: The Lotus Notes Traveler task has been running since Fri Mar 04 21:59:23 EST 2011. The last successful device sync was on Tue Mar 08 16:36:52 EST 2011. Yellow Status Messages 57 errors have been logged for user CN=Martin Ellingham/OU=Portwenn/O=Cornwall The overall status of Lotus Notes Traveler is Yellow. Once you've made an [read] Keywords: lotus
iNotes password idiosyncrasy
Thu, Feb 24th 2011 4:12p David Brown Have you ever experienced a situation where a user changes their Notes password and then their Internet Password never updates, even though Internet Password Updates are otherwise working correctly? One thing to check is if the user just happened to use the "(" character when they updated their Notes password. Why would that matter? Well, because "(" isn't a valid character to use at the start of your Internet Password. Now, you probably wouldn't see this in the server l [read] Keywords: inotes
Fri, Nov 19th 2010 6:12p David Brown Maybe something went wrong with the JVM folder during your upgradation lt;sicgt; to 8.5.2.br /div a href=http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?ca=kbamp;rs=899amp;uid=swg21452243Technote/a/divdiv a href=http://www.bleedyellow.com/blogs/port1352/resource/BLOGS_UPLOADED_IMAGES/got1.png target=_blankimg alt=image src=http://www.bleedyellow.com/blogs/port1352/resource/BLOGS_UPLOADED_IMAGES/got1.png style=display: block; margin: 1em 1em 0pt 0pt; float: left; position: relative; //adiv align=cent [read] Keywords: ibm
Look what snuck into 8.5.2 (debug) compact options
Thu, Sep 23rd 2010 5:26p David Brown div /divdiv Back in May, yours truly tweeted:br //divdivispan class=status-bodyspan class=status-content
span class=entry-contentDoing a quot;l compact mail -n
-v -c -ZU -W 8 -# 2quot; Now I just want a switch that singles out
databases that dont already have -n -v -ZU set./span/span/span/i/divdiv /divdiv I never would have imagined that my wish wasnt too far off from something that I just noticed becomes available in 8.5.2./divdiv /divdiv The -ODS switch.br / This switch quot;perfo [read] Keywords: ibm
Re: To set or not to set Do not modify Names fields, that is the question.
Mon, Sep 13th 2010 4:27p David Brown pIn response to: a href=http://www.bleedyellow.com/blogs/port1352/entry/to_set_or_not_to_set_do_not_modify_names_fields_that_is_the_question1To set or not to set quot;Do not modify Names fields,quot; that is the question./a/pThanks, Fred and Michael, for your responses. Im glad Im not
alone in thinking Do not modify Names fields is the better of the
available options, even though it isnt a perfect solution.
Michael, fwiw- I just promoted your two AdminP-related IdeaJam
submissions (better late t [read] Keywords: adminp
Sung to the tune of Money for Nothing
Tue, Aug 24th 2010 11:26a David Brown divI want my 8.5.2.../divdiv /divdivBut all Download Director will give me it the equivalent of: Well, LA-DE-FREAKIN-DA! /divdiv /divdiva href=http://www.bleedyellow.com/blogs/port1352/resource/BLOGS_UPLOADED_IMAGES/gretzky_is_denied.png target=_blankimg alt=image src=http://www.bleedyellow.com/blogs/port1352/resource/BLOGS_UPLOADED_IMAGES/gretzky_is_denied.png style=display: block; margin: 1em 1em 0pt 0pt; float: left; position: relative; //a br //div [read] Keywords: bleedyellow