Monday, October 29, 2007

Adding ScanMail to a new Domino partition

As a follow up to my earlier post on Domino upgrade on System i - Copying Trend ScanMail I would like to show how to apply ScanMail to a new Domino partition. This assumes you have a system with at least one existing Domino partition setup and ScanMail for Domino 3.0 installed on that partition.

As stated in the earlier post if you just setup a new Domino partition and then try to run the ScanMail setup to apply it to the new partition, it will give an error if a SMD patch or service pack has been installed. The way around this is to do the following:

  1. Setup the new Domino partition as you would any new partition.
  2. You will then need to get the SMD databases and templates from an existing Domino server in the domain. This can be done one of two ways; do a file system copy of the SMD databases from an existing Domino partition to the new Domino partition (with both Domino partitions shutdown to be safe), or replicate the databases from an existing Domino partition keeping in mind replication is disabled by default on some of the databases.
  3. Add the following entries to the NOTES.INI file on the new partition:
  4. Add the following tasks to the SERVERTASKS line of the NOTES.INI:
    SMDemf,SMDreal,SMDsch,SMDmon (You will also need SMDdbs if you use replication scanning)
When you start the new Domino partition it will load the SMD tasks. You will then need to open the ScanMail Configuration Database in Notes and configure the settings for the new server as usual.

Disclaimer: I'm not responsible for any damage, malfunction, or lost data performing the above procedure may cause.

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