?
Solved

Upgrading Domino & Notes 5 to 8 directly?

Posted on 2008-06-17
6
Medium Priority
?
1,044 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-18
Hello everyone,

We are running a Domino 5.0.11 environment at the moment, but want to upgrade to 8.01.  I have tried upgrading directly from the 5 to the 8 version in a test environment and at first sight all seems to run smoothly, but when I start upgrading designs of mailboxes for example, I lose documents, and I noticed corruption in some views in my custom DB's.

My general question here is: has any of you done this kind of thing before, or can any of you tell me if this is an absolute no-no? I know IBM does not recommend or support upgrades that span more than 2 versions, but if it's possible I really want to do the upgrade in 1 step.

Thank you for any input in advance
0
Comment
Question by:Berconv
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
6 Comments
 
LVL 63

Accepted Solution

by:
SysExpert earned 375 total points
ID: 21802830
You need to follow the deployment /upgrade Red books.

This includes doing reindexing of the views after a template change.

I would review both the R7 and R8 deployment redbooks for a start if you have not done so already.

A lot of reading, but it will save you time in the long run.


I hope this helps !
0
 
LVL 63

Expert Comment

by:SysExpert
ID: 21802835
A Roadmap for Deploying Domino in the Organization
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/redbooks/SG245617.html
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/pubs/pdfs/redbooks/sg245617.pdf
 --------------------------
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/pubs/pdfs/redbooks/sg245341.pdf
Lotus Notes and Domino R5.0 Security Infrastructure Revealed

Lotus Notes and Domino 7 Enterprise Upgrade Best Practices
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/redpapers/pdfs/redp4120.pdf

0
 
LVL 63

Expert Comment

by:SysExpert
ID: 21803043
also

IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8 Deployment Guide
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg247506.html?Open
0
Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 

Author Comment

by:Berconv
ID: 21803347
Thanks for the links, although I have skimmed through the redbooks and followed the general instructions during my test-upgrade (probably not meticulously enough, since it as a quick first run). I was mainly trying to see if anyone ever did this before, so that I wouldnt waste my time trying it when I should be setting up my testenvironment differently.
0
 
LVL 31

Assisted Solution

by:qwaletee
qwaletee earned 375 total points
ID: 21807059
I don't know anyone who has done 5->8, but should be possible. I would run full fixup and compact before and after upgrade, that might help with the gone docs. Try it again that way.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:litmic
ID: 26027003
How to deploy the notes upgrade by SMS?
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This is an old article, please see an updated version of this article, located here: http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23619/Notes-8-5x-Windows-7-Notes-info-and-tips.html
You’ve got a lotus Domino web server, and you have been told that “leverage browser caching” is a must do. This means that we have to tell the browser everywhere in the web to use cache. In other words, we set (and send) an expiration date in the HT…
In this brief tutorial Pawel from AdRem Software explains how you can quickly find out which services are running on your network, or what are the IP addresses of servers responsible for each service. Software used is freeware NetCrunch Tools (https…
In this video, Percona Solutions Engineer Barrett Chambers discusses some of the basic syntax differences between MySQL and MongoDB. To learn more check out our webinar on MongoDB administration for MySQL DBA: https://www.percona.com/resources/we…

718 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