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    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
    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 availability, one of updates was APNS certificate.

    Meanwhile some customers (this is not good) still run 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.


    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.


        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, 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 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 is available and has many new things

          Vladislav Tatarincev  6 September 2017 22:15:03
          IBM Traveler is available for Download.

          Whats new is described in this Technote

          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 is available and has many new things
          While clicking and going deeped, says, 2018
          Image:Traveler 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)

            working with Date/Time Fields while synching IBM Domino with IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator

            Vladislav Tatarincev  31 July 2017 16:45:26
            If you try sync Date/TIME fields from SQL (JDBC connector) to IBM Domino database, you may see error similar to one below.
            Since it took me a while to solve this, I hope this will help some one sometimes.

            16:44:48,020 ERROR - [LotusNotesConnector] CTGDIS810E handleException - cannot handle exception , addonly
            NotesException: Unknown or unsupported object type in Vector
                    at lotus.domino.local.Document.NreplaceItemValue(Native Method)
                    at lotus.domino.local.Document.replaceItemValue(Unknown Source)
            16:44:48,021 ERROR - CTGDIS266E Error in NextConnectorOperation. Exception occurred: NotesException: Unknown or unsupported object type in Vector
            NotesException: Unknown or unsupported object type in Vector
                    at lotus.domino.local.Document.NreplaceItemValue(Native Method)
                    at lotus.domino.local.Document.replaceItemValue(Unknown Source)
            16:44:48,030 INFO  - CTGDIS100I Printing the Connector statistics.
            Creating of fields with DateTime type may not give you best result.
            Try to use following construction to create a DateTime object and fill it with proper value.
            in may case attribute name was Sakuma_datums (Start Date)

            var itemName = "sakuma_datums"
            sqlDate = work.getObject(itemName);
            javaDate = new java.util.Date(sqlDate.getTime());
            session = LotusNotesConnector.connector.getDominoSession(); 'this creates session to IBM Domino
            domDate = session.createDateTime(javaDate); 'we create kind of NotesDateTime variable and fill it with data
            ret.value = domDate;  'we return attribute value

              Pasting Russian text from Microsoft Word to IBM Notes will be fixed in 901FP9

              Vladislav Tatarincev  24 July 2017 14:33:47
              One of our client has reported that pasting text from MS Word to IBM Notes creates garbage text.
              We been able to reproduce issue, and we opened PMR with IBM.

              IBM recently posted list of things fixed in Feature Pack 9, one of them is this bug.
              GTONAGLGBT (LO91138) - Fixed an issue where pasting Cyrillic characters from Microsoft Word into Notes gives garbled characters (INI needs to be set to enable this fix = EnableUnicodeCopyPasteFromWord=1)

              We have also opened issue, with on the fly check team, that switching input language in OS should also switch corresponding Spell check in IBM notes. Will blog about this separately , but this will be delivered later this year, of course if IBM will not change plans.