Fredrik Malmborg August 9 2012 00:09:52DAOS is great "news" for all Lotus Domino users. We are saving a lot of disk space, and it can lower network traffic.
It is now very rare that i see "NEEDS RESYNC" on a Domino server when I execute "TELL DAOSMGR STATUS".
My customers are running Domino 8.5.3 FP1 on Windows with different setups. I do not have experience with stability of DAOS on the other supported platforms.
Be aware, "Shared Mail" is something totally different from DAOS. Shared Mail is still available on the Server document, but it should only be for supporting very old installations that do not dare to disable it.
If you still don't have DAOS you first have to prepare your hardware to run transactional logging. It is mostly about making sure you got the right disk configuration and making sure that your backup software supports your configuration.
DAOS is enabled on the server document. Then you have to enable it on every (mail)database that should use it. To migrate old documents you also have to run compact, else only new documents will use DAOS.
I have found it convenient for support staff to set "Defer object deletion for:" to rather long time (45-60 days). It delays the release of unused space but it makes it a lot easier to restore "lost" documents.
More about DAOS on the wiki: DAOS
- Comments