?
Solved

Ver 5.02b problem with open files

Posted on 2000-03-13
3
Medium Priority
?
216 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-18
Hi!

We have a Domino Server 5.02b that run on a NT 4 with service pack 6. The backupprogram earlier backed up every file including open files but that cause problem for users that eventually see a message that the maildatabase was locked by another process.

I think that the process was the backupprocess. We use BackupExec.

I have change the configuration to skipped open files and the problem disappear but we have new ones...

The problem with this configuration is that most of the maildatabases do not backed up at all. They is open days and nights. But I don´t think a common user is at his or her job at 1 am i the morning. And the client computers is closed out of business times.

The problem is that Domino do not close the maildatabase at all. Is there any configuration that can close unused databases.

The user also often get a message PANIC: Object reference invaled etc whet they close the Notes-client, that is another problem.

The Domino itself regularity delete a random user mailfile, one a mounth or so. Is it possible to change NTFS accessrights to NOT DELETE for the Domin oprocess, but every other rights unchanged (create, write, change, read etc). Can that cause problem with Domino.

I think that all these problems is related to each other and a solution is neccesary or the situation will be severy or impossible.

Any ideas?
0
Comment
Question by:seko22an
3 Comments
 

Expert Comment

by:DBLHOX
ID: 2618563
1.  Do you have anyone on your internal network that my have a network drive mapped to your Domino data directory?  Check this first on the NT side to try to fix the random deletion issue.

2.  Regarding BackupExec, are you using the agent for Domino that backs up open files?  If not, you should.

3.  PANIC:  Object reference invalid. - No help for you here.
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
stharris earned 1050 total points
ID: 2618669
Solution:
Your problem is that you have BacupExec set to lock the file for backup.  You need to disable this in BackupExec and your problem will go away.
There is a parameter in BackupExec that locks the file while it is being backed up.  Seagate's technical support stated that, when this type of problem is encountered, the Backup Open Files parameter should be set to "Yes - without lock".

To enable the Backup Open Files parameter:

1.      In BackupExec, select Tools, Options from the menu.
2      Select the Backup tab.
3.      Change the "Backup Open Files" parameter to "Yes-without lock."

This parameter change allows the file to be backed up while it is in an open state.  Note, however, that the current changes are not included in the backup.

St. Harris
0
 

Author Comment

by:seko22an
ID: 2619945
Comment to DBLHOX

We have not made the computer accessible for anyone and the passwords is not known to anyone but me.

Comment To stharris

We shall your solution

seko22an
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

For users on the Lotus Notes 8 Standard client, this article provides information on checking the Java Heap size and adjusting it to half of your system RAM in attempt to get the Lotus Notes 8.x Standard client to run faster.  I've had to exercise t…
Article by: Rob
Notes 8.5 Archiving Steps and Tips This article covers setting up a Notes archive, and helps understand some of the menu choices making setting up and maintaining a Notes archive file easier.
In response to a need for security and privacy, and to continue fostering an environment members can turn to for support, solutions, and education, Experts Exchange has created anonymous question capabilities. This new feature is available to our Pr…
If you are looking for an automated tool which can generate reports for Outlook emails and other items from PST file, then you can go for Kernel PST Reporter tool. The reports which are created by this tool are helpful to analyze and understand PST …

589 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question