Archiving in a Lotus Domino environment

Last post 05-09-2016, 4:30 PM by jahn. 3 replies.
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  • Archiving in a Lotus Domino environment
    Posted: 05-05-2016, 10:58 AM


    I have this scenario

    Two system:



    each system own its domino data and domino binaries. The systems replicate their data among them and It is like a single mail environment. The Lotus admin told me that every client is configured to use a preferred system ( i.e. mail001 ) and, if this is unavailable, to use the second system ( i.e. mail002 ).

    My question is: how do I configure the clients under Simpana?

    Do I archive data always from one node ( mail001 or mail002) and enable the second one only if the primary is down?

    The domino manager told me the exists a virtual name, but it is not intended as a cluster as I know it and however the data disk aren't shared. The commvault documentation site doesn't cover this scenario.

    Thank you


  • Re: Archiving in a Lotus Domino environment
    Posted: 05-06-2016, 2:25 PM



    I believe you are describing domino cluster configuraiton which is domino's own high availability solution where each domino server knows of other nodes in participation and will connect to the next node in the list automatically in case the current node is in failure.   If not, please let us know.  You are using archiver alone in your configuration? 

    If you answer yes for both above, then there could be a way to support this configuration in theoretical sense but formally we don't support this configuraiton and recommend to backup from the primary only.



  • Re: Archiving in a Lotus Domino environment
    Posted: 05-06-2016, 5:50 PM

    Hi Jun 

    I'm not a Lotus expert, but you're described what it seems to be the customer configuration. The Lotus client knows both the two servers: one as primary and one as secondary. I think the answer to your first question is yes.

    I'm using CV as archiver configured in backup mode, because the customer doesn't want the stubs.

    Can you please describe me the way to configure CV to treat these two mail servers as a cluster even if not supported?

    The mail system is composed by two separate servers with their own private lotus data and binaries paths replicated amomg the systems through the Lotus utilities.  

    Can you send me the link where is reported that this scenario is not supported? 

    If this is a common scenario ( the customer and lotus consultant told me that this configuration is very common ) why this configuration is not described in (I didn't find any information)

    thank you for your help


  • Re: Archiving in a Lotus Domino environment
    Posted: 05-09-2016, 4:30 PM

    I will make sure the documentation is updated with the proper information with domino cluster but for now you can backup from physical nodes since the agent is installed on the physical nodes.



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