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we have recently upgraded from notes 6.5 to notes 8.5 and in doing so we also upgraded all of our hardware.  I was able to move all of our mail files over to the new server and have users using them.  However I dont know how to get the resources and reservations database to use the new server.  I have moved the nsf over to the new server but I cant find any settings to tell notes to look at the new server instead of the old one.  If I turn the old server of you can see the rooms in your notes client but none of the schedules show up, everything is greyed out.
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How to move the Resource & Reservations database to a different server

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How do you move a Resource & Reservations (R&R) database from one Lotus Notes server to another server within the same domain?
 
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Moving an R&R database from one server to another.
1. Pull a new replica of the R&R database from the old server to the new server.

2. Open the access control list (ACL) of the R&R database on the new server.
a) Change the Server ACL to the new server.

b) Set the Manager and [Create Resource] (if needed) ACL to the new Manager and Resource Creator.

c) Select the Advanced icon and set the Administration server to the new server name.

* To open the ACL in Notes releases prior to 8, choose File --> Database --> Access Control.

* To open the ACL in Notes 8 and later releases, choose File --> Application --> Access Control.

3. The following agent can be run on the Lotus Domino Directory to change the room/resource mail-in documents from the old server name to the new server name. You do not have to worry about the domain since that is not changing. Run the agent on all room/resource documents that reside in the database that you are moving:

FIELD MailServer:= "CN=newserver/OU=neworgunit/O=neworg";

where:
"newserver" is the new Domino Server that the database was moved to.
"neworgunit" is the new organizational unit of the new domino server (if this applies).
"neworg" is the new organizational certifier of the new Domino server.
"newdomain" is the new mail domain that the R&R database was moved to.

4. Run the following commands on the new server:
Load fixup your_resource_reservations_database_name.nsf
Load updall names.nsf -t "($rooms)" -r
Load updall names.nsf -t "($resources)" -r

On Domino 7.x or higher server only, Load the RnrMgr task if it is not running. If it is running recycle the task as follows:
Tell RnRMgr quit
Load RnrMgr

On Domino 6.x or lower server only, recycle the sched task as it should already be running:
Tell Sched quit
Load Sched

5. Once you move the database, open the R&R database in Domino Designer and go to Shared Code --> Agents. Enable all scheduled agents (represented with a clock icon). This will complete your move.

NOTE: If the free time database does not contain entries for the new rooms and resources, verify the agent created in Step 3. Try modifying mail-in databases manually and recycle RnRMgr and Sched Tasks, or revalidate rooms and resources accordingly. For more information, refer to Document #1141060, "Notes calendar free time displays wrong information."
 
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Notes calendar free time displays wrong information: http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=0&uid=swg21141060
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I did the above, but now the users dont get automated emails saying that the room accepted or rejected the invite.  Any suggestion?
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How to recreate busytime.nsf:
Busytime.nsf is the free time database on a non-clustered server. To rename the busytime.nsf file, do the following:

1. If possible, map a drive or FTP to the Domino server's Data directory.
2. In Domino Administrator, open the live console and issue the following commands:
tell sched q
tell calconn q
tell RnRMgr q (Domino 7 and later)
dbcache flush

NOTE: Several "dbcache flush" commands may be required depending on the operating system and server load.

3. In the Domino server's Data directory, locate busytime.nsf and rename it to something else, such as busytime.old. Then move it out of any data or any reference to a database or directory link. DO NOT leave the renamed copy in the Data directory hierarchy or you may encounter unexpected results..

4. Issue the following commands (not case sensitive):
load sched
load calconn
load RnRMgr (Domino 7 and later)



Then Finally I had to replace the design of the resources database
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had to also replace the design of the database to the newer version
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