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August 16, 2017

IBM Lotus Domino: Layman’s approach to move Archive’s to new partition

Filed under: IBM Related — Syed Jahanzaib / Pinochio~:) @ 9:16 AM

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Scenario:

We are using IBM’s Lotus Domino 8.x on Windows 2008 R2 with following folders structure.

  • D:\LOTUS\DOMINO\DATA\MAIL   > 500 GB , users inbox
  • D:\LOTUS\DOMINO\DATA\MAIL\ARCHIVE > 1000 GB , users archived mails

Archiving policy is enabled on the server-end which runs on a weekly basis, It moves One year old email from the inbox folder to ARCHIVE folder with a_username structure. Disk Space was getting low in D: partition therefore I had added new drive (E:) and wanted to move user ARCHIVE(s) to new partition E:\ARCHIVE

There were few solutions to perform the operation, Online & Offline.

With Online approach we could use the Domino’s builtin MOVE operation (via domino admin client) in which we dont have to take any shutdown, but then we would need to get the timing right. If the mailfiles are not moved into the new folder before our  scheduled , server archive runs then new archive files will be created which may complicate things.

But since I was able to afford 2 hours down time I took the OS cut/paste option.


I did following

  1. Quit the Domino via Admin Client, then Stop the Domino Services via SERVICES.
  2. Moved (Cut n Paste) ARCHIVE folder from D to E: drive (e:\archive2 folder)
  3. In D:\LOTUS\DOMINO\DATA\MAIL folder , I created a text file called ARCHIVE.DIR
    In text file put I added path E:\ARCHIVE).
  4. Start Domino Server service (Or better to restart the server).

& all went fine.

I am big fan of Domino’s own MOVE operation, but after few months, I will be replacing this machine with new server, then it would be a problem to move the archives again. there fore above Operation was a good choice from Layman’s management perspective 🙂

Hope it will help someone with same situation.


Regard's
~Syed Jahanzaib~
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1 Comment »

  1. syed jahazab mujhe cybercafepro ky abou kuch puchna hain you help me ???

    Like

    Comment by mehranhassan — September 20, 2017 @ 9:20 AM


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