DCT Idiosyncrasies

While tinkering with Domino Configuration Tuner today, I noticed that it recommends adding Debug_Logger_Buf_Full_No_Wait=1. However, rerunning DCT after adding the entry yields a different recommendation:

One or more settings were found in NOTES.INI that usually should not be set: 
DEBUG_LOGGER_BUF_FULL_NO_WAIT=1

Looks like something squeaked by QA.

Another finding worth mentioning is the recommendation to use CREATE_R85_LOG=1. I don’t necessarily have a problem with that recommendation, but the suggested implementation method is atrocious:

Recommendation: 
Bring down the server. Back up existing transaction logs, then delete them. Set Create_R85_Log=1 in the server NOTES.INI and restart the Domino server to have new logs created using the updated format. The new logs will have properly aligned I/O blocks. There is no need to verify the current block size. Domino will use correctly format the log even if the block size is 512.

Um, don’t do it that way, please. If you want to use, CREATE_R85_LOG=1:

  1. Set it in the ini (or via the config doc).
  2. Disable transaction logging for the server via the server doc.
  3. Restart the server.
  4. Verify via a “show server” console command that transaction logging is, in fact, disabled.
  5. Via the OS, delete the transaction log files (including the nlogctrl.lfh file).
  6. Enable transaction logging for the server via the server doc.
  7. Restart the server.

IBM Traveler / Verse Device Stops Syncing

After a number of intermittent and unexplainable issues with active user devices not syncing, I see that IBM has issued a fix in IBM Traveler 9.0.1.17 and later releases.

Once a user reports the issue, you can confirm by issuing the following console command:

tell traveler user "john smith/org"

The output will include:

Traveler: Monitoring of the database for changes is disabled.

The temporary workaround is to issue the following console command:

tell traveler push enable "john smith/org"

Now the “tell traveler user” command should return:

Traveler: Monitoring of the database for changes is enabled.

..and the user’s mobile device will begin to receive the backlog of messages again.

To resolve the issue install IBM Traveler 9.0.1.17 or later and cross your fingers.

LO91723: USERS STOP RECEIVING MAIL AFTER MAIL SERVER IS RESTARTED