Recovering a Lotus Domino server from a disaster


Recovering a Lotus Domino system can be performed in the following ways:

When you recover a DAOS-enabled Domino server from a disaster, all of the .nlo files that each recovered Domino database references are automatically restored.


Disaster recovery of a Lotus Domino server in a Microsoft Cluster Server cluster uses the same steps as recovering a Domino server in a non-clustered environment.

Use the following steps as a guide when you want to do a disaster recovery operation on a Lotus Domino server.

Table: Steps to take to recover a Lotus Domino server form a disaster



Step 1

Recover the Windows computer.

Step 2

Disable the monitor change journal.

See Disabling the monitor change journal.

Step 3

Recover or re-install Lotus Domino to the same location as before the disaster occured.

All Lotus Domino system data must be recovered. System data includes log.nsf, names.nsf, template files, notes.ini,, and ID files.


If transaction logging is enabled, you must run a disaster recovery operation that is based on the style of logging selected on the Lotus Domino server.

After rebuilding the server, you can restore the databases from your most recent backup.

Step 4

Re-enable the monitor change journal.

See Re-enabling the monitor change journal.

See Methods for restoring data in Backup Exec.

See Recovering a Lotus Domino server that uses circular logging.

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