A client of mine wants to catch up with modern times and finally upgrade his Notes server from his 1998 4.6 release to 8.51. They use Lotus Notes mail and a handful of not very sophisticated databases. I am wondering what kind of issues will I face and sort of steps I should follow. I am thinking to get them in Lotus Foundations and basically rebuild the server, recreate users, and archive their old mail files. I would like to ask the exports for their advice on what to watch out for and what are the recommended steps. It is 15 users, one server (on an XP machine!).
Is it rip&replace the way to go, or can I just safely upgrade their existing cert.id and server.id? Mail files? Folders? etc.