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    How to avoid "Do you want to upgrade the design of the Domino Directory" especially when you can’t access console

    Vladislavs Tatarincevs  8 July 2009 14:20:02
    Hi,
    This weekend I was upgrading one customer to Domino 8.5.
    Their server room was located in different part of the city, and we did all the work remotely,
    I upgraded design of names.nsf and admin4 with all necessary commands.
    http://www.vlaad.lv/lotus.nsf/dx/12242008074859PMSAMNW6.htm
    We did all the work thought Remote Desktop Connection.
    When I started the server, nserver appeared in process list, but server was not reponding. I was unable to connect thought Lotus Notes client.

    I navigated to IBM_Technical_support and opened consol.log, DAMN!!! Domino was waiting for my input, to TO BE OR NOT TO BE, Upgrade or Not to upgrade.
    You can use /console mode , or /Admin mode on new OSes, but for Linux or other systems, you need somekind of server console access.

    So what I did, nserver -c "YES" solved my problem. :))))
    if you do upgrade upgrade on LINUX, good practice, at least what I do , to run server from user, and then when server is up, run it as a service,
    so I think this small TIP can be usefull for some one:)

    There is also notes.ini parameter, which avoids from server prompt to upgrade.

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    1Tim E. Brown  08.07.2009 17:48:06  How to avoid Do you want to upgrade the design of the Domino Directory especially when you can’t access console

    Yep, go ole "Server_Upgrade_No_Directory_Redesign=1" works great every time!

    -Tim E. Brown

    2Vlaad  10.07.2009 10:40:43  How to avoid Do you want to upgrade the design of the Domino Directory especially when you can’t access console

    Thanks for notes.ini,

    server -c "YES" helps when server is up, and there is no parameter in notes.ini.


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