How to restore Calender, Schedule, To Do in Lotus Notes Server in case Server crash

Posted on 2009-12-22
Last Modified: 2013-12-18
In an unfortunate incident, our Lotus Notes server crashed and we had to rebuild the server once again, without the back-up media. The only support we had is the copy of existing IDs. The earlier local mailbox at local system to be used as Archive in the present scenario.
However, we need to restore same folder structure, calender entries, TO DO, scheduling in the new mailbox. We do not have cluster. Is replacing busytime.nsf will solve the purpose. Also, we have prepared two servers and shifted the load inbetween. In that case, busytime.nsf may work for the same named server but what will be for in the new server. Is there any way we can change the path of busytime.nsf.

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Question by:AmitavaCh

    Author Comment

    Just one more thing to add.
    All the above are available in Local DB. How do we push the same in the Server Mailbox created in the new server
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    If you have all databases available on the local disk of the users' PCs, you're there! You kept all ID-files you say, but how did you create the new environment? Did you keep the file? How did you keep the original names.nsf of the server? If you kept also a local copy of the server's names.nsf, that would be really fantastic! It just *is* the backup of the real database.

    What you could do is:
    - verify you saved the original user ids, the original and the original (essential)
    - ask all users to put their mail databases from local on a shared network directory
    - put also the names.nsf on the network
    - shutdown the Domino server
    - rename the current names.nsf to names.old or so
    - copy the names.nsf from the network directory to the server, where names.old was/is
    - if you have a copy of EVERY user's mail, rename the mail directory or move it outside the Notes data tree, create a new mail directory and copy all other files from the network in that new directory
    - otherwise, do a file-by-file rename to username.old and then a copy from the network to username.nsf
    - restart the server

    Author Closing Comment

    Thank you for the solution. Yes, we have followed exactly the same way, as you guided us to do and problem solved.

    Wishing you Merry X-Mas and a Happy New Year.

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    by:Sjef Bosman
    Thank you too for the compliments!

    Merry Christmas and a Prosperous Year 2010.

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