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Lotus mess up two databases

I hope somebody can help me because I'm very angry with Lotus Notes.
I designed one database and it worked well.
Then I copied this database and rename the copy rename the forms and views change the database icon. I put this database to the server as well and then began my troubles.
When I open db1 I see the views of db2. Or if I open db2 I see the form of db1. If I look at the icons at the workspace I see db1 with the picture of db2 and with the name of db2 and vica versa.
Lotus Notes doesn't recognize which name and picture belong to the dbs.
If I create 2 db's should I create it in different way?
But it's more simple to copy and rename.
Why mess up Lotus everything?
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attila01
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Sjef BosmanGroupware ConsultantCommented:
How did you copy the database? In Notes or in O/S?
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Sjef BosmanGroupware ConsultantCommented:
I can't quite understand what you mean. You say db1's icon is db2's icon, and db1's views are db2's views, etc. What is still db1's in the db1 database?? Notes' behaviour is usually pretty well explainable, and this problem of yours should have a very logical explanation.
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HemanthaKumarCommented:
I think you essentially created a replica copy by doing OS Style Copy.. According to notes when you do a OS Style copy, the other copy is considered as replica of the source and whatever the changes you do will be replicated among these replicas...That is the symptom of you seeing copies of the view and forms of each of those Db's...

When you want a new copy of the database.. create it thru file.. database..new copy menu

~Hemanth
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Sjef BosmanGroupware ConsultantCommented:
No comment...
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attila01Author Commented:
When I copied db1 and renamed the copy to db2, yes, I did it via Windows Explorer.
I've never thought that there is a difference between copy a db in WE and in Lotus.
I'll try to copy db1 in Lotus and will tell you the result.
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Sjef BosmanGroupware ConsultantCommented:
Notes knows about databases and replicas of databases. The only way to find out if two databases are replicas of each other is to use a database replica ID, so if they are replicas they have the same replica ID. If you make a copy using the Explorer, you copy the ID as well, so in fact you have a replica. One additional warning: NEVER use the O/S copy (like Explorer) to do anything with the files on a running Notes client or Domino server. Notes and Domino keep information on open databases in memory, so information in a database isn't consistent when you copy it to a new file: the replica is unusable. On the Domino server, there is a command to force an update of all open databases, but still the copy isn't safe.
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attila01Author Commented:
One question:

Assuming I make a new copy from db1 and db2 via Lotus and delete the original databases will the connection remain between the two databases?
I mean will that solve my problem and end the mess up?
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Sjef BosmanGroupware ConsultantCommented:
You don't have to throw away the original. When you make a new copy database in Notes, the new database will already have a different replica ID. Notes takes care of that, it generates a new number when you copy the database. The new database is therefore not a replica of the old one.

On the other hand, there's no problem with making two new copies of the original database, only there's no need to do that.
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