An IBM webcast you must not miss!

“From Liking to Leading”: Transforming Your Business with a Next Generation Platform for Social BusinessEvent Date: 03/13/2013 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time A comprehensive platform for social business can deliver business value and help you beat the competition. Join us and see first-hand the latest collaboration technology advances and adoption techniques. You will learn: how […]

Installing Lotus Domino 8.5.2 on Ubuntu server

[Blogged in the spirit of appearing in a Google search next time I hit this problem in 6 months time having forgotten this fix, as I always do] When one tries to install Domino 8.5.x (specifically 8.5.2) on a clean Linux install (specifically Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick, though I’ve seen in on Centos and Fedora too), […]

Upgrading to Lotus Domino 8.5 OpenMic

Hopefully you’re all planning your upgrades to Domino 8.5 right now, or even better, are in the midst of the upgrade process.  If not, why not?  Simply enabling DAOS may well cover the costs of the upgrade work. Either way, this promises to be an excellent OpenMic call: IBM is hosting an Open Mic conference […]

Adieu Notes and Domino 7.0.x

So long, farewell…   IBM has announced the dates that Lotus Notes/Domino 7.0.x and Lotus Enterprise Integrator 7.0.x will be withdrawn from marketing and from support. Effective on the dates listed below, IBM will withdraw from marketing, part numbers from the following product release(s) licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement: Program number  VRM […]

Implementing Domino Transactional Logging?

If you are using, or are planning to use, Transactional Logging on your Domino servers, then this technote should be your Bible: Notes/Domino Best Practices: Transaction Logging   Abstract The following document is a draft checklist for Domino Best Practices – Transaction Logging. The document includes references, links and Best Practice guidelines. The Transaction Logging […]

Mandatory fix for Domino 8.5 ID Vault

In planning for a new Domino 8.5 deployment utilising DAOS and ID Vault, I came across the following technote: Problem An issue has been found with the Lotus Domino 8.5 ID Vault feature which requires customers to apply a patch to the Lotus Domino server.  See below for additional details. ContentCustomers that are piloting or […]

I heart Lotus Domino!

Sometimes familiarity breeds contempt, doesn’t it? Often we can’t see the wood for the trees – the small irritations swamp the wealth of features that work brilliantly… Well today was a day when I remembered what makes Domino great.  My Windows-based Domino Mail server (really a recycled IBM P4 PC with 2GB RAM) was overheating […]

Domino 8.5IF2 released – formal fix for IMAP crashes

As you may remember from my post (amongst others), the gold release of Domino 8.5 had issues with certain messages when accessed via IMAP causing the server to panic.   In my case I ended up creating an entirely new mail file to resolve the issue in my specific situation.  Others waited for a hotfix […]

Domino 8.5 IMAP – a warning!

To cut a long story short, Domino IMAP functionality is very broken on Domino 8.5.0 – at least on the Linux platform we’re running.   Hitting our IMAP server from after the upgrade resulted in an immediate crash of the server, which is easily reproducible – each and every connection causes the same Fatal […]

Running a Domino web server?

Do you run a Domino web application server in your organisation?  Or do you host any Domino-based blogs? If the answer to either of these questions is ‘yes’, this setting might be of real value to you, particularly if you are suffering poor performance from your Domino HTTP stack. Go to the server document for […]

DWA support for Mac – why no presence awareness?

Another gotcha on the Mac. Question Is Lotus Domino Web Access (iNotes Web Access) supported on the Macintosh operating system (OS)?   Answer DWA 8.x: DWA 8.x is supported on the MacOS starting with DWA release 8.0. DWA 7.x: DWA 7.x is supported on the MacOS starting with DWA release 7.0.2. Mozilla Firefox is the […]


Upgraded this blog/web/mail server to Domino 8.5 beta 1 this morning.  As usual, the process took just 20 minutes or so, including backing up just in case, the upgrade and refreshing all the database designs.   All looks fine and dandy. Sometimes you have to wonder whether it is almost too easy? If this were […]

Installing Domino 8.0.1 on Redhat Linux?

In the course of installing many Domino servers on Redhat Linux (RHEL5 ES) this week, there have been a few stumbling blocks so I thought it would be worth getting them out in the open… 1) The graphical installer for Domino 8.0.1 will not run on a vanilla install of RHEL5, citing an error opening […]

Nov 14 webcast on Domino and System i

One for your calendars if you use System i… IBM/Lotus Domino and Collaborative Capabilities for System i (Free to Everyone) Speaker: Bill Hume, Director of Domino Development, IBM November 14 – 11:00am to 12:00pm Central time (12 to 1 pm Eastern time) IBM/Lotus will provide attendees with information about fundamental advances in its collaborative product […]