Backing up IBM Lotus Domino 9

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Re: Backing up IBM Lotus Domino 9

Veeam Logoby serkantek » Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:30 pm

Hi,

Sorry to bring this topic back from the dead. We did a POC with Veeam and Domino on one of our clustered servers with circular transactional logging enabled. Backup worked fine!
We have gone ahead now with Veeam as our backup solution and we would like to backup our production Domino server which as archived transactional logging enabled.

Does the transactional logging matter for Veeam backup? What is the best approach? How does incremental backups work with Domino and Veeam?
We only changed our production server to archived transcational logging so we could reduce the incremental backup size when backing up with Symantec Netbackup.

Any help/experiences will be appreciated.

Thanks
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Re: Backing up IBM Lotus Domino 9

Veeam Logoby Andreas Neufert » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:17 am

Hi Serkan,
thanks for the request. The only way to backup a domino server is over the Domino backup API which uses a typical agent approach. With Veeam we do image level backups.
So what you can do is to bring domino in a pseudo consistent state (search this forums for the scripts) or shutdown one of your cluster servers and backup it.

Veeam can not handle the transaction logging or restore with transaction log roll forwards.
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Re: Backing up IBM Lotus Domino 9

Veeam Logoby serkantek » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:57 pm

Thanks Andreas,

I think we will change our Domino transaction logging style to circular and use the scripts to drop active sessions.
Thank you for your input.
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Re: Backing up IBM Lotus Domino 9

Veeam Logoby Spex » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:16 am

We use pre/post thaw scripts for stop/start domino during backup with veeam (powershell).
In our environment the downtime for domino is between 1 and 2 minutes using this method.

The greatest problem we had was to have the correct execution rights on the server that was using uac.
We had to explicit give the user the right to start/stop the domino service.
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Re: Backing up IBM Lotus Domino 9

Veeam Logoby Andreas Neufert » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:23 am

thanks for the feedback!
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