Newbie to Lotus Notes 6.5.x.  Just rebuilt a machine and installed Notes.  Old machine with Notes 6.5.x still exist...

Posted on 2004-11-12
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Newbie to Lotus Notes 6.5.x.  Just rebuilt a machine and installed Notes.  Old machine with Notes 6.5.x still exist.  I dont' know which files I need to copy over to keep the same settings as the old Lotus Notes on old machine.  I know I've got to copy the ID file but what else.  Both Notes is installed in the same directory.  Any other changes, needs to be done to files?  Any help would be appreicated.  Thanks ahead.
Question by:apcsolution
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    Easiest thing is to copy over the old data folder.  Sometimes, the ID file and INI file are not in the data folder, so make sure to copy those as well.

    If there is a lot of adta, the key files are:


    The only indispensable one is  The notes.ini is probably unnecessary, unless you have a lot of unique settings you must keep.  You probably want names.nsf if you keep any contacts, or had particular location, connection, account doucment(s).  desktop/bookmark are really only for icons, or the occasional private view, so if you didn't have many or don't mind adding all the icons back, probably not that necessary.

    The cluster.ncf file will rebuild itself, but just in case... Note that it will not exist if you don't have a clustered servers.
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    You can safely copy all .nsf files in the data folder if you have many local replicas that you don't want to re-replicate as well.

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    the easiest way is to copy the folder that contain your ID file and put it in the new machine.  This way, both Lotus Notes will be identical without any configuration.
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    A little late, afoken.

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