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March 4, 2014

IBM Lotus Domino Fix Packs Upgrade Error

Filed under: IBM Related — Tags: , , , — Syed Jahanzaib / Pinochio~:) @ 9:20 AM

Few days back, I was upgrading Lotus Domino 8.5.3 Fix pack 4 to Fix Pack 6, and during upgrade, I encountered following error …




To solve it, Make sure that

  • Lotus DOMINO is stopped by using QUITE command in domino console,
  • Lotus Services are STOPPED in services before running the upgrade package
  • Any Lotus CONSOLE is closed
    [I forgot to close the console which resulted in wastage of precious 15 minutes on Live Production Server, anyway this is how you learn things in real life,]

8.5.3 Fix Pack 6 Preliminary Fix List descriptions:


  • SPR# TSHI8SD538(LO68047) – Fixed an intermittent Notes client crash when opening a corrupted Notes document.
  • +SPR# MLAT99RKAG(LO76668) – Improved javascript disablement and disabled for HTML Email messages (body field and memo form) only. This regression was introduced in 8.5.3 FP5.
  • SPR# ACHG8STC6T(LO68380) – Fixes intermittent Notes Client crash when the user hits “send” on a large email (also the email is lost).
  • SPR# MCHZ8R4HPK(LO67040) – “Search Directory For” results in Typeahead are displayed in Alphabetical Order. (technote 1580001)


  • SPR# KBRN8Q6JXC(LO71360) – Performance and reliability fix to network session code.Prior to this fix, many users accessing a Domino server simultaneously could cause a performance bottleneck resulting in slow server response or timeouts attempting to connect to the server. The error ‘Unable to redirect failover from <SERVERNAME>’ could also appear where SERVERNAME is the same name of the server encountering the issue.
  • SPR# JPAI94HR3N(LO75003) – Fixes potential deadlock on process startup between LkMgr locker and semaphore locker(Directory manager queue semaphore). (technote 1644240)
  • SPR# MYAA8LV385(LO64012) – Fixes an issue where an incorrect warning for a database over quota threshold could be generated.
  • +SPR# RMAA94WKMG(LO73956) – Fixes intermittent Domino Server crash when closing a database. This regression was introduced in 8.5.2. (technote 1644232)
  • SPR# VPRS8YBRZ6(LO71728) – Fixes Domino Server mail relay host crash on router on Jonah::asn_sorted::encode_value
  • +SPR# AJMO8NVM8F(LO66491) – Prevent Directory Assistance on Domino 64-bit servers from doing unnecessary search references and referrals which were leading to “81” LDAP timeout errors. This regression was introduced in 8.5.
  • SPR# JPMS8KZLLC(LO63217) – Fixes Domino Server crash during database cache maintenance with PANIC: ERROR – LockMemHandle() Handle 0xF0259F47 is not allocated
  • SPR# PPET98CPBN(LO7562) – Security enhancement to scrub query strings causing search to fail; work around is to add the following notes.ini: HTTP_QUERY_STRING_SCRUB=0. This fix changes the default to be off instead of being on and adds new code to prevent security X-Site script attacks against search urls.
  • SPR# AJAS8WSB9B(LO70861) – Prior to this fix multiple “Received” headers could be overwritten by one when retrieving e-Mails with IMAP client.
  • SPR# KHAN87ZUTS(LO55991) – Prevents excessive InsertPermutations recursion that can lead to a Domino Server crash. The new notes.ini variable MAX_PERMUTE_RECURSE=<number>, where <number> limits the number of hierarchical responses that can be added to a given collection, is recommended to be set to 200. (technote 1600317)
  • +SPR# PHEY8UDJYW(LO65911) – Fixes ACL corruption with: “ACL Corrupt in database <Database_Name> creating new ACL with default set to no access”. Now we block unintended deletion of ACL Note that would leave to a DB set to no access.This was a regression introduced in 8.5.3.


  • SPR# WRAY8QKLTQ(LO66604) – Fixed issue where when opening messages in iNotes Ultra Light Mode, that have mixed case mail file names specified in the URL, the mail message fails to open.
  • SPR# KRAU8Y2MX6(LO71593) – Fixes issue where the iNotes UI window shrinks to a small size when the iNotes UI is resized several times.
  • SPR# HKOA7T4DN5(LO49113) – Notes web: Fixed an issue where the web browser could hang if a window is resized to or from a very small size.
  • SPR# PTHN96NRTP(LO45468) – Notes web: Fixed an issue where the unread count on a folder is not updated automatically when new messages were transferred into it via a mail rule. Clicking on the folder or using F5 to refresh would update the count.
  • +SPR# HSKM8TN39T(LO68949) – Fixed problem which caused a custom sized table to be inserted in the wrong place in the Rich Text Editor. This is a regression in 8.5.3.

Syed Jahanzaib


  1. lotus notes more stable then exchange server


    Comment by mctnetwork — March 5, 2014 @ 1:44 PM

    • It depends on how you take it πŸ™‚ IF you have stable hardware with upgraded patches , lotus fix packs and upgraded, then surely Lotus is much stable.
      But when it comes to variety , options, and accessibility, Exchange is the BOSS.


      Comment by Syed Jahanzaib / Pinochio~:) — March 6, 2014 @ 8:54 AM

  2. best way to upgrade your domino server just make acronis backup for every thing and start your upgrade after work time


    Comment by mctnetwork — March 5, 2014 @ 1:48 PM

    • If you are using old hardware with limited number of email users with no standard policies and any downtime is acceptable, then ACRONIS is ok,
      But if you are a business users with Standard Operating Procedures, then believe me its a nightmare to use ACRONIS.its not standard and to restore one user or file, you ahve to run the whole ACRNOIS :O


      Comment by Syed Jahanzaib / Pinochio~:) — March 6, 2014 @ 8:53 AM

  3. when i am work in ksa i have 350 mailbox for lan user 60 mailbox over dialup connection hardware was ibm x300 with 16 gb ram lotus notes and domino do good work
    the only problem i face in this time with mailbox.db i just delete this file and restart the server for remote branch (dialup connection56k )database replication


    Comment by mctnetwork — March 6, 2014 @ 9:25 AM

  4. Hi Syed Jahanzaib,

    I follow your posts on Microtik router and lotus Domino. I also maintain or try to maintain both and is very keen in it. But recently I am facing a issue with Domino and have no clue on it. I have a primary domino server 8.5.3 where the mail files of all user resides and inotes is also enable. So user can access their mails from Notes as well as inotes also. But due to hard disk space constraint, I need to set server archival policy on mails whose size is more than 3 GB and the archives are kept on a separate archive server. Now user can access their archive mails from notes, if I configure a separate connection document, without any issue. But if the same user tries to view its archive mail from inotes, by logging into the mail server from web browser, then the archive mail does not open in another browser, while the main mail opens. The error comes, ” files or directory does not exist”, though the path for the archive.nsf file it shows in the URL of the address bar is correct, along with the proper host name of the archive server.

    Requesting you to please help me out as I cannot restrict users mail size quota and running out of disk space.

    Thanks in advance….

    Samrat Banerjee.


    Comment by Samrat Banerjee — April 25, 2014 @ 10:46 AM

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