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Restrict email to Domino directory Groups – now coming to iNotes !

It’s fairly well documented that you can restrict users from emailing certain groups if you change the readers field on the group to specified users/groups. That works great (in later releases).

You can’t however say the same about iNotes. When a user addresses a memo to a “restricted” group in iNotes, they get the following error:

iNotes error

If the user clicks on “Use Name Anyway” the mail is successfully sent. Not great.

This will apparently be fixed in Domino R8.5.2 FP2 and R8.5.3.

Domino Server Console – Copy database command

Happy new year !

This is a great tip brought to my attention by one of our developers which allows you to make a new database copy, replica copy or database template on the same or different Domino server. Very useful for large databases if you don’t want to use the Notes client or don’t have physical access to the Domino Server.

Firstly, you need to set Cluster_admin_on=1 in the server’s NOTES.INI file. This takes place immediately and does not require your server be in a cluster nor does it require a server restart. Now you are ready to issue commands:

Basic commands

CL COPY <source database> <target database>

Example: CL COPY olddatabase.nsf newdatabase.nsf

This will create a new non-replia copy of the source database on the same server

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CL COPY <source server>!!<source database> <target server>!!<target database>

Example: CL COPY Server1/Acme!!olddatabase.nsf Server2/Acme!!newdatabase.nsf

This will create a new non-replica copy of the source database on the a different server (Server2/Acme)

Other Options

Add REPLICA at the end of the command to create a full replica of the Source database

Example: CL COPY Server1/Acme!!olddatabase.nsf Server2/Acme!!newdatabase.nsf REPLICA

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Add TEMPLATE at the end of the command to create a Design only template of the Source database

Example: CL COPY Server1/Acme!!olddatabase.nsf Server2/Acme!!newdatabase.nsf TEMPLATE

Example: CL COPY olddatabase.nsf newdatabase.nsf TEMPLATE

I think this is very useful and worthy of a reminder to all Lotus heads out there.