Tags: domino linux ubuntu 16.04 perl installer fix pack fixpack defined(@array
I recently had to reinstall my system because
I chose to ignore smartd's emails nagging me about unrecoverable
errors a bit too long.
The system disk that inevitably died
before I could grab an image provided me with an opportunity to install
the latest & greates Ubuntu LTS release (16.04), and yes, I know, Ubuntu
(server) is not a supported platform.
How hard can it be right? Install OS,
install Domino, Traveler and fix packs, been there, done that etc.
Well... I got as far as installing Domino
9.0.1 and Traveler 9.0.1 and then things got interesting.
Tags: keyring kyrtool x509 ssl certificate openssl domino sha2
When creating the CSR directly through
the SSL Vendor's website you need to combine the key and certificate into
the Domino keyring file, and when the private key is not in RSA format
it needs to be converted.
This post is based on my experience
with a certificate created through TransIP's
After creating the request I received
a .zip file which contained the following:
To create a new Domino keyring using
kyrtool use the following command:
Kyrtool create –k c:\cert\keyfile.kyr
Unfortunately the certificate.key file
provided by TransIP is not in RSA format which is not supported by kyrtool.
In this case the format was easily determined
by looking at the first line of the file, instead of starting with ------BEGIN
RSA PRIVATE KEY----- the file started with ------BEGIN ENCRYPTED
Tags: sha2 keyring kyr openssl certificates domino import howto
When you renew an existing server certificate
using the existing CSR for example to upgrade from the weak SHA1 cypher,
the following commands will allow you to import the new server certificate
into the existing Domino keyring file.
IBM Domino server running 9.0.1FP3+
IBM Notes clinet running 9.0.1FP3+
The 'new' keyring tool from www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral
The new certificate file from your certificate
vendor and certificates for all signers in the certificate chain
Access to the keyring files (both .kyr
Tags: SHA2 Domino CA keyring ca process kyrtool
Ever wondered how to use the new keyring
tool with your Domino based Internet Certificate Authority?
This should work
First we create a new keyring using
the 'new' kyrtool
kyrtool create -k c:\ibm\keyring.kyr
Then we create a private key and csr
openssl genrsa -out server.key 4096
openssl req -new -sha256 -key server.key
Open the certificate request database
of your Domino based internet CA in your browser and select 'Request server
certificate' and paste the contents of server.csr and click submit
to request the certificate.
Once the certificate has been signed,
pick it up in the browser using the pickup id (you should have received
this ID by email)
Select RAW format and copy paste into
a file, in this example server.cer
Next we combine the private key, the
signed certificate and CA certificate into a single file.
(cacert.cer = base64bit encoded )
Finally we import this combined file
into the Domino keyring
kyrtool import all -k c:\ibm\keyring.kyr
Tags: Apple MacBook OSX CoreStorage physical volume resizing increase physical volume howto
Recently I bought a larger SSD for my wife's
2011 MacBook Pro and to avoid having to reinstall everything I created
an image of the original SSD using my Ubuntu laptop.
I restored the image onto the new drive,
using gParted I then moved the Recovery Partition to the end of the
disk to free space directly following the main OSX partition.
This left only one more thing, to resize
the actual OSX partition to use the full size of the new drive.
Unfortunately this wasn't so easy as
I first thought.
The tools available to me on my Linux
system didn't quite seem up to the task, so I put the drive into the MacBook
Pro, and booted into Recovery Mode (Command-R).
No problem there, the Disk Utility saw
the drive, but flat out refused to resize it. I could create a new partiition
in the unused space, but that wasn't quite what we had in mind.
In recovery I then opened up a terminal
The command "diskutil list"
showed the full size of the drive and "diskutil cs list" showed
there was a smaller physical volume containing a logical volume "Macintosh
A few Google queries later I found my
self trying the (undocumented) diskutil resizedisk / diskutil cs resizevolume
commands but both returned errors.
Edit: the command diskutil cs resizedisk
returned: this operation couldn't proceed because the target's boot
helper was mounted
After a couple of iterations where I
fine tuned my Google query I ended up with the following.
Tags: Lotus Domino 9.0.1 ODS52 SPR # BBSZ9QDK4P
Recently ran into an archiving problem
at a customer after upgrading to Domino R9.0.1 FP2 and ODS52:
17/01/2015 12:01:15 Archiving documents
from mail\jdoe.nsf (John Doe)
17/01/2015 12:01:15 Informational, cannot
enable DAOS in database mail\jdoe.nsf with ODS version 52.
17/01/2015 12:01:15 Error archiving
documents from mail\jdoe.nsf: Informational, DAOS is already enabled in
database %p.|Informational, DAOS has been enabled for database %p.|Informational,
DAOS is enabled in database %p.|Informational, cannot enable DAOS in database
%p with ODS version %d.
17/01/2015 12:01:15 Informational, DAOS
is already enabled in database mail\jdoe.nsf.
17/01/2015 12:01:15 Informational, to
move objects into DAOS and enable DAOS you need to perform a copy-style
compaction with the -daos tag (-C -daos on) on mail\jdoe.nsf.
Talked to an IBM support rep and he
informed me that this is a known issue covered in SPR # BBSZ9QDK4P
Fix probably will not make it into FP3
which is scheduled for Q1, more likely that this will be fixed in 9.0.2
In the mean time archiving will work
normally withouth the -daos on parameter, but you'll have to manually check
and if necessary enable DAOS for new archives to reduce storage requirements.
Tags: ubuntu linux lotus notes 9.0.1
Download the installer from Partnerworld/Passport
Advantage andunpack into a temp directory.
Unfortunately, there are some dependency
problems on 64 bit Ubuntu Linux that prevent installation of the Notes
$ cd Downloads
$ mkdir n901
$ cd n901
$ tar -xvf ../NOTES_9.0.1_LINUX_DI_EN.tar
Tags: BlackBerry BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 BES 10 Traveler activation error activation lotus
For those still supporting BlackBerry devices...
I recently ran into this problem while
activating a new BB 10 device at a customer site. (BES 10 in combination
with IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1)
Steps to reproduce:
- create new user in the BES admin interface
- activate the device
- enter Domino webmail password on device
when prompted by BB Hub
After a while this error appears.
I have found this KB document which
contains instructions on how to redeploy the email profile but this not
fix the issue.
The cause in my case was that the user
was not a member of the group that's allowed access to the Traveler server
- too bad the error message wasn't more descriptive or it would have saved
me quite a bit of time.
P.S. Is it just me or is the BB Q5 slooooooooooooooooooooooooooow
Tags: Lotus Domino fixup corrupt database 8.5 8.5.x
After a problem at a customer with a corrupt
database which could not be fixed by the fixup task, (the database kept
reporting that a consistency check was in progress) one of my coworkers
contacted IBM who eventually gave him the following bit of information
There is a known issue where fixup does not delete the
bad document: SPR # TSOE8KCJCP - Fixup does not repair corrupt database
Setting the following ini variable should allow fixup
to continue on the error.
The SPR is a regression that was introduced in 8.5.1 and
the last known release where it worked is 8.5 . So if the workaround does
not work, try to run fixup on a 8.5 server to see if the database is cleaned
Tags: Lotus Domino 8.5.3 adminp redirect file nrf move user
A customer is in the process of moving
users to their new environment where the user's mailfile location is different
from the old environment (i.e. mail\username.nsf -> mail\ou\username.nsf).
AdminP creates the mailfile in the correct
location on the new server and updates the person document accordingly.
Sofar so good.
Once the administration process removes
the old mailfile replicas some users start complaining that they
can no longer access their mailfile.
Further investigation shows that the
location document on the client is updated with the correct new location
of the mailfile, however the standard client is rather persistent in trying
to open the mailfile from the old location. This is where the redirect
file should kick in.
Unfortunately, the mail\username.nrf
on the old server points to mail\username.nsf on the new server instead
of mail\OU\username.nsf, resulting in a popup on the client asking the
user where the client should start looking for the mailfile.
Manually updating the .nrf file so it
points towards the correct location fixes the issue for the users.