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Easy way to recover Server Document or Config document, or understand who changed particular field.

Vladislavs Tatarincevs  9 March 2009 18:37:04
Some time we need to recover Server Document or configuration document, of course every admin should do backups, but sometimes you need to do it, without calling person who is responsible for backup. For example, you are consultant, doing upgrade project, and in this case you will not have access to backup server.

In many cases you will need to understand when some settings where implemented on server, and WHO did this.

Every time you change server document or config document, the old copy is stored in IBM_TECHNICAL_SUPPORT directory as a .dxl document, simple XML file, you can navigate with notepad.

If you need to create a regular server / config document, you may use Lotus Notes Diagnostic Utility from IBM Support.
You can download this tool from http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24019151

With this utility you can analyze NSD, Semaphores, and also transform .dxl files into Notes documents.

Image:Easy way to recover Server Document or Config document, or understand who changed particular field.

and just select .dxl file, it will create Server and Config document.

and Voir-La, you have it in LND notes database.
Image:Easy way to recover Server Document or Config document, or understand who changed particular field.
Thank you IBM, that you published NSD analyzer, now it is easier to analyze crashes, and hangs on a servers! :)
Lotus Support People - You Rock!!!!

Comments

1David Killingsworth  10.03.2009 3:26:43  Easy way to recover Server Document or Config document, or understand who changed particular field.

This is the best tip that I have seen in all of my web browsing, blogging, planetlotus.org'ing for the last 2 years.

Thanks for this and where did you learn about it?

p.s. I already use the NSD analyzer, but where did you find out that DXL files are created in the IBM_TECHNICAL_SUPPORT

This relates to a IdeaJam Idea I posted about making a comments field in the server configuration document.

2Vladislav Tatarincev  10.03.2009 13:16:59  Easy way to recover Server Document or Config document, or understand who changed particular field.

Thanks for feedback, I just got info that there is a new version, and played with it, to see WHAT's NEW.

noticed that there is a Server/Congig view.

I have my own small database, which I used to recreate .DXL server/config docs, but if there is a good solution from IBM, why make double code :)

Thanks for such commend, it is a real pleasure to hear/read such comment.


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