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Lotus Foundations Start – Syncing Users and Groups

For anyone with Lotus Foundations Start with the Domino add-on here is some undocumented information for you !

If you have a requirement for users Internet email addresses to be different from the Lotus Foundation Start account name, you can change the person document to reflect the new Internet Email Address (but don’t change the domain or the short name).

If you change the Domino short name and it does not match the LFS account name, the next time Domino is restarted the account will be removed from the Domino Directory. I know this from bitter experience.

Lets take a user called John Smith. He wants his Internet email address to be

Foundations Account Name : jsmith

Domino Person document short name : jsmith   (this is essential for synch purposes)

Domino Person Document Internet address :

Remember that the specified in the Internet address must match your Domain Domain name  on the Foundations server (the domain cannot be changed after installing Domino)

You may also want to look at setting the Configuration Document to use the Person Document Internet address for outgoing mail. Edit the server Configuration Document – MIME Tab – Conversion Options Tab – Outbound – Set “Lookup Internet address for all Notes addresses when Internet address is not defined in document:” to Enabled.

Compact -b -S10 Does it work ?

Just had an instance where a customer running Lotus Domino R8.5.2 had a program document running a nightly Compact -b -S10

The compact -b is the recommended option or switch for Domino Servers running Transactional logging as per quote from the help file below:

Uses in-place compacting and recovers unused space without reducing the file size, unless there’s a pending structural change to a database, in which case copy-style compacting occurs. This is the recommended method of compacting.

However, this was not reducing space at all. The server was running the Compact OK but was reporting Zero Bytes recovered. Very strange.

We changed the switch to Compact -B -S10 and lots and lots of data was recovered.

Wonder whats up with the -b option. Anyone else found this ?