Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Fiches thématiques How to explain technical contents to your end users

Great documentations that you can give to your end users when you want to explain technical features. It's in french but with the Google translator, it gives good results.


Correction made to Technote: End of Service (EOS) of Lotus 6.5.x is set to 2010

Ahhhhh, finally after almost a month the correction was made to this Technote!! :-)



Do you monitor your server's task (Ex: Compact)?

One of our clients is in a process of implemeting an archiving solution for Domino (Symantec Enterprise Vault). We are on a pilot (20 users). I was doing some checking of their servers after the first weekend of archiving. From a post of David Killingsworth ( Link ), I told to my self, lets see how long it takes to run compact.

From what i've heard, this task had never been monitored. In fact, it was running for almost 72 hours in a row!!! It was running on dbs that were transaction logged. So many DBIID were changed right after the full backup. What a mess!

With a few tweaking and adjustment to the schedule, it went down to just under 5 hours, just before the full backup.

So let's go, do some monitoring!

You could use this tool the search for the start date\end date of your tasks
Search for keywords like those ones: Compacting, recovered, Compactor

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A few good technotes related to obsolete Notes.ini values

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What notes.ini file variables are now obsolete in Notes/Domino

Related information
Obsolete notes.ini variables in Notes/Domino 7.x
Obsolete notes.ini variables in Notes/Domino 6.5

Thursday, November 13, 2008

How can a client avoid being affected by a Domino server hang?


When a Domino server hangs, or is unresponsive to a client request, the Lotus Notes client may not fail over to another server in the cluster. The client will also appear hung with a "lightening bar" in the lower left corner of the screen. This can happen when the Domino server is accepting TCPIP requests from clients but is unable to process the request. If the Domino server system responds to the client request, the client will NOT attempt failover to the Domino Cluster server.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Troubleshooting missing documents and corruption in a database

This document contains steps a Domino administrator should take to troubleshoot why documents are missing from a database.

Resolving the problem

The following steps should be taken to troubleshoot why documents are missing from a database:


Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Finding Lotus Protector for Mail Security Knowledge Articles

Where are legacy and new Knowledge Articles for Lotus Protector for Mail Security located?

See the following Link

Monday, November 03, 2008

Frequently asked question - How to analyze Notes/Domino NSDs? NSD Analyzer V2.7 available

Lotus Notes Diagnostic is an unsupported utility that you can download and use to automatically perform repetitive tasks associated with analyzing files from a Lotus® Domino® server crash, hang, or performance issues.


Saturday, November 01, 2008

Balls of steal!!


Old Group B, more than 500Hp!!!


Right click, save as :-)


Reconsidering physical key secrecy: teleduplication via optical decoding

Researchers from the University of San Diego (Benjamin Laxton, Kai Wang and Stefan Savage) developed Sneakey, a system that correctly decoded keys from an image that was taken from the rooftop of a four floor building. In this case the image was taken from 195 feet. This demonstration shows that a motivated attacker can covertly steal a victim's keys without fear of detection.