To create mailboxes in Lotus Notes through script

Posted on 2009-12-22
Last Modified: 2013-12-18
My Lotus Notes server crushed today.
Need to automatically create mail boxes on a new server with the existing set of id files.
Can you help me through scripts.

Question by:AmitavaCh
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    When server crashes, you should be analyzing why it crashed and what error it gave in the server log.nsf.
    Instead of creating a new server.
    I propose following:
    1. Open Domino server log.nsf and see the last transaction and paste the error here.
    2. If you are creating a temporary server, I recommend to copy the Lotus folder as it is to the new temp server to the same drives.
    3. If you have backups taken on to a tape, restore it from the tapes and if restoring is not possible, follow #2 with the backup tape data.

    Finally, why do you need scripts to create mailboxes?

    Author Comment

    Thank you for the solutions.
    However, the above the standard best practices to be followed by everyone.
    We are also following the same procedure. However, due to some crisis beyond our control, we need to create mailboxes -which we are doing one by one at present. We have used scripts long time back to create mail boxes at one instance
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    Make sure you test it in a development enviornment first before applying it in PRD.
    The link provided will certainly helps you, if you can understand how to implement it and basic knowledge on Lotus Script.

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