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upgrade domino 7.0.1 to domino 8.5.1

Dear experts,

I have a domino system.
DMZ zone:
1.      Mail GW01:
-      SMTP out
-      Reverse Proxy
2.      Mail GW02:
-      SMTP in
3.      IMSS:
-      Anti Virus for mail
4.      DNS01
-      Primary DNS
5.      DNS02
-      Secondary DNS
      Internal zone:
1.      Mail Clus01:
-      Mail database
2.      Mail Clus02
-      Mail database
3.      LDAP
-      Users database
4.      ICM
-      Load balance for mail clus01 and mail clus02

I am ussing lotus domino 7.0.1 on redhat AS 4.
Now, I want to upgrade to lotus domino 8.5.1
Could you tell me step-on-step to upgrade my mail system?

Thanks,
Vinhbt

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vinhbtAuthor Commented:
Lotus Domino 8.5.1 requires Redhat Linux 5, so I need to upgrade OS before upgrade Lotus.
Can I upgrade one server first for testing before upgrade all system?  
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akhafafCommented:
   Hi there vinhbt,,,

Firstly,,, you mentioned that you have a " redhat AS4 "OS which  couldnt really be found  in the Lotus Notes domino 8.5.1 system requirement :
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27016205

Secondly, if you really would like to go any Lotus notes Upgrade wither now or in the future the best thing to be done is to refer to the " Upgrade Center " and in your case specificlly " Upgrade Central: Planning your upgrade to Notes and Domino 8.5.1" is the best thing
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=463&uid=swg21406047

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Sjef BosmanGroupware ConsultantCommented:
Exactly, that's what you have to do.

If you have a spare system, you could try to make a complete backup of one server and do the upgrades there, so
- copy all data to spare system
- upgrade to RH5
- start Domino and test it (locally, don't replicate!)
- shut down Domino, and upgrade to R8.5.1
- test the complete server

The documentation I sent you the link for should contain some advice about how to upgrade a server park and clusters without disrupting mail handling etc. Check that.
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akhafafCommented:
Personally, I highly recommend you start with a testing server then move to the least effecting production server . In other words, a production server which will not effect much users or other servers if it has an issue .
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vinhbtAuthor Commented:
I tested upgrade successfully with new server. But user database did not upgrade, it still uses old tempate. How to upgrade user database to uses new template of domino 8.5.1?
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Sjef BosmanGroupware ConsultantCommented:
Either ask the users to do the upgrade themselves (File/Application/Replace Design), or upgrade all databases in one action, on the server (read carefully):

https://fsunotes1.ferris.edu/help/help85_admin.nsf/b3266a3c17f9bb7085256b870069c0a9/70ada7aceec220e0852574d5000973f5?OpenDocument
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