Thursday, January 24, 2008

LS08: Admins just say FUC it

This Blog is brough to you by the letters F-U-C but sadly no K.

On occasion I do admit to being an administrator on here and NOT a developer, when not discussing more serious business(more on this next week).

However, while training in Mississippi last week before Lotusphere I taught an acronym to the group of admins that when you have a corrupted nsf or database or just want to make sure one is okay, you have to FUC it.

I am sure somewhere in the world this has been used by some admins, if not I stake my claim and all royalties may be paid in the form of a bottle of single malt scotch(please check on our stocks so we do not duplicate, unless you have Macallan 30yr old we accept all bottles including half full ones), but I digress.

Note to Paul Mooney, you can use this for next year's tips list. We can discuss speaking slots.

I do not believe you heard this in Lotusphere this year or ever
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All admins know this, if not, please read the help files or email me for an excellent chart that outlines the switch options for these.
I am not going to detail the multiple ways to run these but there are at last count at least 8 diffeerent ways to accomplish these tasks if you include web admin, server console admin, rconsole, command line, admin client, DOS I mean windows command line, notes client, designer client and more. keep in mind I am talking asbout running it on demand, not at a set time in the configuration doc or notes.ini on the server, or a policy or well yuou get the idea.

F = Fixup
U = Updall
C = Compact

There is Q for quit but we are trying to keep the server up and not restart it.

Couldn't think of a K, although there is Kill from nsd -kill(run from your Notes program file, mine looks like c:\lotus\notes8\nsd -kill) which is used to stop all Lotus processes in the event of a Windows or Java conflict or some other reason which crashes your Notes client.

For those that wonder, yes I do run Notes R8 and Domino R8 on a ......Vista laptop. I also run R2,3,4,5,6,7 on it as well. No VM either.

So to all the new admins out there, I was there once too and there are no stupid questions when it comes to managing your Lotus infrastructure.