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Lotus Notes and DominoPosted by Martin Tue, July 31, 2012 11:22:05

Lotus usergroup ist ein Forum wo man viele neue Sachen über Lotus Notes und Domino entnehmen kann. Die Neuerungen wie auch Bugs die herumgeistern oder sogar Vorbote was in den nächsten Zeiten kommen wird.

Viel Spass beim durchstöbern!

IBM Notes/Domino 8.5.3 seit 4. Oktober 2011 verfügbar

Lotus Notes and DominoPosted by Martin Tue, July 31, 2012 11:10:07
Lange haben Anwender, Entwickler und Administratoren auf diese Version gewartet. Neben zahlreichen neuen Funktionen hat sich auch das Lizenzschema geändert. Und wieder können IBM Lotus Kunden ohne Zusatzkosten weitere Produkte nutzen, um noch kreativere Lösungen und Infrastrukturen aufzusetzen. Für weitere Informationen verfolgen Sie die Ankündigungen von IBM Deutschand.

Moving an IIS SSL certificate to a Domino Keyring File

Lotus Notes and DominoPosted by Martin Tue, March 31, 2009 18:48:01

Today I had a support call from a customer who had bought an SSL certificate from Verisign to cover their entire domain. Verisign had issued the certificate and it had been applied to their existing IIS servers however they now wanted to use it on their Domino web server as well. The scope of the certifier covered the Domino server (same wildcard domain) but Verisign wouldn't process another request from a Domino keyring file as they had already issued the key in response to the IIS request. They agreed to cancel the IIS certificate and issue a new one for Domino but according to their tech support

"the use of the wildcard domain covers you for up to 10 servers so long as you can copy the same certificate between the servers. As Domino and IIS are incompatible you have to buy a new certificate"

Well that seemed like a gyp so I decided to prove it could be done. With the help of some related IBM technotes this is what I did to get it working.

1. Created an exported pfx file from IIS

2. Went to a domino server and from a prompt found the directory \domino\jvm\bin directory and ran the file "ikeyman" within it

3. Created a new Key DB file by browsing to the IIS exported pfx file and importing it as PKCS

4. Examined the imported certificate and noted the certificate settings such as Organisation, OU, L etc

5. Closed ikeyman

6. Created a new key ring file using the Secure Certificate Admin db on Domino

7. Gave it the exact same settings as the original IIS certificate noted down in step 4.

8.Installed the trusted root certificate into the key ring file

9. Copied the .kyr and .sth files to the server where ikeyman ran and where the PKCS file generated in step 3 was located

10 Downloaded gsk version of ikeyman to handle Domino key ring files from here

11. xtracted zip file to folder 'gsk' on server (folder can be called anything but no spaces)

12 Ran "gskregmod.bat Add" from command prompt within extracted folder

13. Launched the ikeyman from dos prompt in the newly extracted folder by typing "runikeyman.bat"

14. Chose Key Database File - Open and selected the kyr file I copied to the server in step 9

15. Go to Personal Certificates and click 'Import' then choose 'PKCS' and import the file generated in step 3

You should now have a .kyr file that contains the certificate and can be copied back to your destination Domino server along with its .sth file.

Notes 8.5: Big Change for Mac Users; Support for Webmail Calendars

Lotus Notes and DominoPosted by Martin Thu, March 19, 2009 09:04:33

Here a little Review from a MAC User in the PC Magazine about Lotus Notes 8.5.

What is Notes 8.5's DAOS (Domino Attachment and Object Storage) feature?

Lotus Notes and DominoPosted by Martin Tue, March 10, 2009 18:04:44

The release of Lotus Notes 8.5 introduces a new administrative feature called Domino Attachment and Object Storage (DAOS). In this article, contributor Mike Kinder explains what DAOS is, its different components, some requirements and caveats and why DAOS is important to your Notes 8.5 environment.

At Lotusphere, Paul Mooney and Gabriella Davis, led a session that covered three new administrative features in Lotus Notes 8.5: ID vault, DAOS, and roaming.

Paul Mooney presented on DAOS and let me use his presentation as a guide to summarize this new feature in Notes 8.5. To view the full presentation, visit Paul's website.

What is DAOS?

DAOS -- Domino Attachment and Object Storage -- is a process that is separate from Lotus Domino, but works with it, to remove attachments from documents. The process replaces the attachments with a "ticket" in the document. The ticket references the attachments that were originally contained in the documents; the attachments are then stored in Domino server's file system.

Note: The documents can be from any type of database, not just the mail database.

DAOS consists of four different components:

DAOSManager -- DAOS Manager is the focal point of the DAOS feature; it runs under and separate from the Domino server.

NLO -- NLO is the new file extension of any attachment the DAOSManager handles from a database. For security reasons, Lotus didn't copy the attachment and use its own extension. It's also important to note that it is an encrypted version of the attachment. The server's ID file encrypts the attachment. This does, however, create some of the following caveats.

DAOS Catalog -- This is a Lotus Notes database that contains a list of the NLO files and their references. The DAOSManager process reads this database for information related to attachments it's managing.
Note: This database cannot be accessed by anyone directly. You will receive an error if you try.

Tickets: These are the references that remain in the rich-text fields of Lotus Notes documents where DAOS removed attachments. They are used to reference the appropriate NLO files for that document.

Why should I care about DAOS?

The most obvious reason to run DAOS is the disk savings, especially in a mail environment where many attachments are exchanged. This has a domino effect where backups are smaller and backup times are shortened. Less resources are also required for backups.

What is required to use DAOS?

- Lotus Domino 8.5 server
- DAOS only works against attachments, not embedded objects.
- Space on a server where the attachments can be stored.
- Any database that DAOS manages must use the new ODS 5.1.
- Any database that DAOS manages must be transactionally logged.
- Any database that DAOS manages must have the new database property
for DAOS enabled and then compacted.
- Any database DAOS is manages must be an NSF, as it does not support
NSFDB2 databases.

Does DAOS have any special configuration options?

Fortunately, DAOS is not something that you turn on and then have no control over. DAOS lets you control how big an attachment must be before it removes it from a document and moves it to an NLO file. It also lets control other things such as how long an NLO file stays around after all tickets have been removed.

There are also new server console commands related to the DAOSManager process (called DAOSMGR), and new features of other server commands. For example, compact has new arguments related to enabling DAOS, namely "load compact mail\mailfile.nsf –c DAOS on."

Caveats to be aware of before implementing DAOS

There are also some things that must be aware of before implementing DAOS:

- Your backup process must change. When attachments are initially stored in the OS, the directory of NLO files needs to be backed up, in addition to the databases on the Domino server that you were backing up before. When performing the backup, it's a good idea to back up your databases first, then the NLO files.
If you back up the NLO files first, but a new message comes in with an attachment later, it is possible that the email would be backed up, but the related NLO would not.

- If copying/replicating a DAOS-managed database from one server to another (or to a client) where DAOS is not enabled, the attachments are re-added to the NSF, so it will be much larger. Make sure that the new destination has the necessary disk space to handle the database with all of the attachments added in.

- NLO files should not be copied (at the OS level) from one server to another. The files are encrypted by the Domino server ID. If they are moved to another server where a different server ID file is used, the NLO files are useless.
What do you do if you need to move a DAOS-enabled database from one server to another server to make it DAOS ready? You don't need to do anything, just use the Admin client to create a copy/replica. DAOS and Domino will do the rest. They add the attachments back onto one server and remove them from the other server.

How to rebuild a Notes Mail Inbox

Lotus Notes and DominoPosted by Martin Mon, March 09, 2009 17:50:40
Wenn der Inbox korrupt ist, da es sich um einen Folder und nicht einer View handelt gibt es mindestens 3 Weise dies zu regeln. Mit oder ohne vorhandenem Backup. Siehe den IBM Link.

Features in new version LN 8.5 VS older versions

Lotus Notes and DominoPosted by Martin Tue, February 17, 2009 14:28:35

Hier noch eine IBM Präsentation was die Features so hingeben von LN 6 bis LN 8.5

Tip — Be careful what you put into your signature if your local mail file is set to pull down partial documents

Lotus Notes and DominoPosted by Martin Tue, February 17, 2009 13:59:57

If you are using a local HTML file for your signature, Notes 8.5 has a new feature where it will store the signature inside of your mail file. This is a great new feature. I cheered when Notes 8.5 informed me of what it was about to do. Running Notes on a Mac and on Windows, maintaining an HTML signature file was quite a pain — you can never have the same path to the file.

Last week I decided to enhance my signature with a graphic, courtesy of John Head, announcing PSC’s win of the 2009 IBM Lotus award. It took me a while to put the 2 and 2 together, but suddenly, when working with my local replica copy, I couldn’t reply or create any new emails. Everything would come back with an error ‘Document command is not available’. Finally I remembered that my replication settings for mail are configured to receive partial documents from server. Apparently, adding that graphic to my signature made my Mail Preferences document larger than 40K. The signature in the preferences of my local file ended up being truncated and that broke things.

So if you are pulling down partial documents in your mail file, be careful what you put into your signature.

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