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    Notes/Domino Fix List and Status page now has Domino 10.0 Hurray!

    Vladislav Tatarincev  15 June 2018 17:58:58
    Checked link to find particular version release date and found that Domino 10 is now included in IBM Notes/Domino fix list.

    Hurray!

    If interested you can sign up for beta code here.

    Image:Notes/Domino Fix List and Status page now has Domino 10.0 Hurray!

      Perfect Domino: DBMT Tips on MailFiles with Custom Templates and Traveler

      Vladislav Tatarincev  12 June 2018 14:24:53
      Few years ago we started to design monitoring solution, that keeps an eye on Domino. We realized that many customers monitor only Port UP/DOWN.
      We gathered many hundreds of statistics and values that need to be monitored. Today it helped to filter DBMT issues customer had every night.


      If you check SHOW STAT DBMT.*, you may find some Unsuccessful >0. in majority of cases this is because file is busy and Domino cant drop it.
      For example if you have Traveler installed, you will never drop LotusTraveler.nsf by running DBMT, because Traveler task needs it. So you have to do this separately.

      If you want to monitor DBMT.Unsuccessful  it is good idea to use notes.ini DBMT_COMPACT_FILTER=LotusTraveler.nsf.
      as well, figured out that Crash.nsf where Domino stores all NSF files is always opened and not dropped, so it is wise to include this file as well. DBMT_COMPACT_FILTER=LotusTraveler.nsf,crash.nsf


      Since many customers use custom MailTemplates, check DBMT documentation, that says by default only databases that inherit design from StdR8Mail, StdR85Mail, StdR9Mail will be processed.
      If you want all your user $Inbox $Sent, $All to be up to date in the morning, dont forget to implement another notes.ini DBMT_MAILTemplate=StdR9MailCYONE,StdR9Custom


      Check out this link for DBMT presentation from IBM Support https://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27046303&aid=1
      Image:Perfect Domino: DBMT Tips on MailFiles with Custom Templates and Traveler

        Upgrading .box and Templates to new version of ODS

        Vladislav Tatarincev  24 April 2018 12:49:50
        When you work with Domino databases, old ODS versions should warn you. Normally all databases on servers must be on latest ODS version.
        We all know that Create_R5_Databases=1 must be enabled and after that "Compact -c" should be fired. When You do Upgrade, then some system databases should be compacted offline, with server turned off, just by running compact command.

        Compact -c unfortunately will skip templates.

        We have a tool, that periodically scans all databases, all ACLs, all agents, and not only does inventory, but also calculates penalty poinst for every databases, and later brings these results to Monitoring.
        If developer creates a  ACL , where anonymous is too high, Monitoring will bring alert.
        FullText index Immediate on Large DB, or not enabled DAOS will give some penalty points to db.
        As result  you can find most problematic databases, and fix it, rerun a report and then see that server feels better now. I will blog more about monitoring later this month.

        To bring all templates on latest ODS, you can run "Load compact -c -*"
        This is documented in http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21084388
        Official Explanation from IBM, that storing in old ODS saves some space for templates, but for me 50 templates and  2-3MB saving per template is not so important. I better be sure that all my databases are on last ODS, and as soon as somebody puts database in old ODS

        ODS 52 (Latest one) is almost twice faster, then 43 ODS. Even if db is very small, on IBM Notes clients, Upgraded ODS will give you faster Notes client.

        Image:Upgrading .box and Templates to new version of ODS

        Image:Upgrading .box and Templates to new version of ODS 

        If your Apple push notifications no longer work from yesterday

        Vladislav Tatarincev  9 March 2018 09:10:02
        Yesterday, many people posted news on 9.0.1.21 availability, one of updates was APNS certificate.

        Meanwhile some customers (this is not good) still run 9.0.1.19 Traveler, which had APNS certificate expiration 8 March 2018.
        So after this date you Your Traveler will be no longer able send push notification to MobileDevices.

        LO92897: UPDATED APNS CERTIFICATES, EXPIRE 8/1/2018. (9.0.1.19)
        http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg1LO92897

        Being on Last version is saidly not always good practice (9.0.1.FP9 Private View problem, and 9.0.1.FP19 is another story, but Traveler is very stable, well tested solution).


        Prepare for upgrade :)

          Seems Unicode Subjects are garbled after FP10 installation on Domino

          Vladislav Tatarincev  31 January 2018 17:18:14
          There is a problem with Subjects after FP10 installation. We rollback our server. Stay tuned. we opened PMR with IBM.

          vlad

            Transend Migrator available for free if you Deploy IBM DOmino/Verse

            Vladislav Tatarincev  2 October 2017 11:50:50
            While ago I blogged that if You migrate to IBM Cloud, IBM gives for free migration utility Transend Migrator which is best in class migration utility.
            Since we deploy more onPrem installations than Cloud, I asked Transend People if they can speak with IBM to extend this to also onPrem IBM Domino/Verse deployments.

            I was surprised to know that recently this was extended. So Great news are, If you deploy IBM Verse, you can request free Transend migration utility from IBM.
            You should fill a form, http://ibm.biz/tmrequest. IBM will verify that you have purchased Verse/Notes licences, and you will have Transend Migrator to migrate mail from old outfashion systems like Microsoft Exchange to beautiful IBM Verse.

            I should mention that form http://ibm.biz/tmrequest is cloud oriented, It does not cover onPrem licences, but I was able to fill proper values, I also asked IBM to adjust form for opPrem clients. Hope this will be done soon.
            Hurray, now if Clients will deploy IBM solutions onPrem or in Cloud we have great tools to migrate Mail, Calendar, ToDo Contacts.
            Thank you IBM

              Traveler 9.0.1.19 is available and has many new things

              Vladislav Tatarincev  6 September 2017 22:15:03
              IBM Traveler 9.0.1.19 is available for Download.
              Linux https://www-945.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFix?product=ibm%2FLotus%2FLotus+Notes+Traveler&fixids=IBM_Traveler_90119_Linux&source=myna&myns=swglotus&mynp=OCSSYRPW&mynp=OCSSKTMJ&mync=R&cm_sp=swglotus-_-OCSSYRPW-OCSSKTMJ-_-R&function=fixId&parent=Collaboration%20Solutions
              Windows https://www-945.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFix?product=ibm%2FLotus%2FLotus+Notes+Traveler&fixids=IBM_Traveler_90119_Win&source=myna&myns=swglotus&mynp=OCSSYRPW&mynp=OCSSKTMJ&mync=R&cm_sp=swglotus-_-OCSSYRPW-OCSSKTMJ-_-R&function=fixId&parent=Collaboration%20Solutions

              Whats new is described in this Technote http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21700212#90119

              Main improvements are:
              • Support for MS SQL Server 2016 Enterprise Edition.
              • Updated APNS Certificates with expiration 8/1/2018.
              • Improvements for the Run as User Feature.


              IBM seems made mistake describing whats new , since document says
              Image:Traveler 9.0.1.19 is available and has many new things
              While clicking and going deeped, says, 2018
              Image:Traveler 9.0.1.19 is available and has many new things

              Anyway, many other things fixed, will update my traveler tomorrow.



                Copying Russian text outside IBM notes strips one space on Macintosh

                Vladislav Tatarincev  5 September 2017 10:22:55
                If you copy Russian text from IBM Notes to Microsoft Word or any other program on Mac, strips one space.
                Since one space delimits words, result is words that are merged.

                I have created SPR with IBM, we need more voices to fix this. Please open PMR with IBM and ask them to add voice to this SPR.

                SPR ZQSAA7Q754 (customer report # LO92902) for this issue.


                При копировании текста с IBM Notes на Mac, в другие програмы, в тексте пропадает один пробел.
                Так как слова ограничены одним пробелом, после копирования все слова сливаются. Проблема повторяется на Mac, OS x.
                Если надо скорировать тест, то есть Workaround - сделать Find and Replace один пробел в тексте заменить на два, и после этого копировать. Тогда при копировании один проблем пропадет и на получающей стороне текст будет нормальным.

                Если для вас эта проблема актуальна, а маками часто пользуется руководство, прошу открыть PMR в тех поддержке IBM, и указать SPR. SPR ZQSAA7Q754 (customer report # LO92902)