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Database are not replicating between two servers (one server have 100 documents and other have 90 documents). Ans:- To identify the replication issue 1.Replica id 2.Replication history in database properties(it shows last successful replication) 3.Log.nsf or replication logs. 4. connection documents 5. database ACL 6. Document and field level access (this is useful when document count mismatch) 7. monitoring result *statrep.nsf) , 8. " Jobschduled.njf " this file used for scheduled replication and can be corrupt. Replication is synchronization of database. 2. cluster local workstation file—cluster.ncf. 3. How will you configure SMTP document – 1. Listener task should be enabled.—server document basic tab—for mail receive 2. when SMTP >>enabled –configurations tab—for outgoing. 3. SMTP connection document.—how u will avail the path-contain information for communication between non SMTP server n SMTP server. it enable the communication between the two servers.(SMTP +non SMTP), when n how data exchange will occur. 4. create SMTP foreign domain –SMTP server knowledge -*.* wild card entry.—it contain the information about the SMTP server. 5. mail routing >SMTP mail routing/mail routing. 6. SMTP port enable in server documents.—third tab---tcp/ip port. 4. How will you monitor or troubleshoot server crash. Server crash –is a situation where the server program has terminated and it is no longer running. you can troubleshoot the cause of crash by observing the task that the server was performing when it terminated by looking at crash screen, or by NSD log file. Common symptoms of domino crash :1. The domino server is no longer running. but other programs on the system are still running. 2. The domino server console does not appear, even when tasks appear to be loaded. 3. The domino server loaded and abruptly came down without doing anything. 4. A panic error appears on the console or in log.nsf, and system comes down. 5. NSD automatically runs and generates a file and server comes down or restart. 1. One time crash :- may occur once and never appear again.--- this may cause by bad memory or corrupted document accessed (eg.-some corrupted mail in server MAIL.BOX) by a process. 2. Repetitive crash :- occur on a particular schedule. may be because of some agents running on schedule intervals. 3. ABEND--:-abnormal end that don’t produce NSD files. Cause include:-a) software problem in the code., software problem in third party applications, corruption in a database.

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b) insufficient memory, memory leak. c) restricted operations caused by customized code, and incomplete request. Server hang:-is a situation where the domino server is still running, but one or more tasks on the server are not responding to requests. these tasks may still be active but they are not doing what they are supposed to do. It should be analysis by NSD (may be panic error in nsd ) file. Useful troubleshooting step is to temporarily remove the servertasks= line from the server’s NOTES.INI file. And after restarting the server you may load the tasks one by one. Troubleshooting tools:1. NSD. 2. Memory dumps :- sh memory dump on server console to create a memory dump file. Memory dump file contains information on memory currently used by domino. File path :- data\IBM_TECHNICAL_SUPPORT directory. To record available memory file = sh memory dump > memory.txt Symptoms of domino server hang include:I. Domino is still running, but is not responsive to clients- users are receiving “server not responding” message. II. Client experiencing slow response time. III. Semaphore timeouts are occurring. “Show stats” on server to analysis. sem.timout will appear or may not appear in startrep.nsf if the server has not experienced any semaphore timeouts. IV. Performance related error message occurs as (a)insufficient memory. (b). insufficient memory –nsf folder pool is full. (C).maximum no of memory segments exceeds. (D) server not responding. And network operations did not complete in the reasonable amount of time. Note:- in server hang situations an NSD is never generated automatically. Troubleshooting server crashes :- one example same as MAIL.BOX on server and also second remove the tasks from the notes.ini. 1)is the domino reporting any error messages to the console or log file. 2).what is exact syntax of error message. 3).where is the error message being generated. On domino or client. 4). When did this problem first appear. 5). Did you implement any recent changes before the problem started appearing? NOTES.INI settings --- to troubleshoot performance and crash issues. Debug_threadid =1 log each precess and thread id for each server operation. Debug_show_timeout =1 turns on semaphore timeout messages to the console, and creates a semaphore text file called semdebug.txt. Debug_capture_timeout =10 time stamps each semaphore timeout message. Console_log_enabled=1 enables domino console logging. Fault recovery for server crashes:- when the server creashes, it shuts itself down and then restarts automatically, without any administrator it also send “interventions. mail fault notifications” mails to admin.

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5.transation logging:Ans:- Transactional logs are binary file where transactions are written. The transactional log has a .txn file extension. Transaction logging captures all the changes made to a database and writes them to a transaction log. The logged transactions are then written to disk. It captures all the changes made to a database and writes them to a transition log. Types:1) Linear -4gb space. Same 2). Circular :- can user more than 4gb space. 3). Archived. DBIID:-Database Instance ID. Transaction logging benefits:1). Backup: transaction logs backup quicker than normal backup. 2) Database views are stored in log files so database views may not need to rebuild. In event of server crash, full system backup is needed to recover and special backup software required that specially backup transaction log. DBIID:- is assigned at the following times:1) first time transaction logging occur. 2) Some instance when compact task is executed such as reducing file of size. 3) When fixup is used to correct a corrupted database. 4) When a database is moved. 5) Log path should be min 192mb. For transaction logging:-- If a database is logged, the default for Compact with no switches is -b (lowercase)- without reducing the mail file size. - If a database is un-logged, the default for Compact with no switches is -B (uppercase). Configuration setting document:- you can setup mail routing on multiple domains servers at once. 7. Type of compact :-Three types. 1. In place compacting with space recovery (switch =b) 2. In place compacting with space recovery and reduction in file size (-B). 3. copy style compacting---a copy is created and when compact is completed the original database is deleted. 8. How will you fixup a database :-run these three on the database. Fixup –F database name Compact –B database name Updall –R database name 9. Three portioned servers on a system. How you kill NSD on one server. Ans – by entering into the data folder of that particular server and run nsd kill command on the DOS command prompt. 10. How will you check the NSD . how will you figure out the error? Ans: ---By analyzing the NSD you can somewhat define about the problem which server is facing in getting crash. 11. What are the conditions for DNN. 3

1. Constant link 2. same protocol 3. same domino directory. 12. Type of roles in names.nsf (public address book). Ans:- 1. Group creator. 2 group modifier. 3 Net creator. 4 Net modifier. 5 Policy creator. 6 Policy modifier. 7 Policy reader. 8 Server creator. 9 Server modifier. 10 User creator. 11 User modifier.

Birlasoft interview questions:-1.if server crash ,what r the plans for disaster recovery, how will you restore it. 2.web configuration---web server 3.how will u configure intranet server…… 4.database maintenance utility 5.how to recertify a user, what is cross certification.. 6.what r the defaults task loaded when lotus server up. 7.client..:-bookmark.nsf?difference bet .ntf and .nsf .. 8.what are the parameters u can set in notes.ini—server task, time, data folder information 9.replication and acl--how ACl affect the replication 10. if server have less disk space Separate Hard disk –directory link the directory enable. File>>second option >folder >>new link Machesney=interview— 1.Cluster- three servers are in cluster Two are in same location- and one is in US if one get down of the same physical location then how would US server divert automatically or means how US server will get to know which serve is down. 2. what is mail routing, how it happens in lotus. Ans:- Mail routing:HOW ROUTER WORKS FOR MAIL ROUTING Domino uses NRPC (notes remote procedure call), to transfer mails between lotus servers. For routing it’s uses info from the domino directory

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3. How can u do SMTP configuration. Answer:- AS in above questions. 4. what are the default access on Out of Office in R6 in R7 and R5.(for running by a user) 5. user rename process (repeat practical) –eg. Once a user renamed before three months after three months it got renamed automatically it comes to OLD name. 6. what is Server crash and server hang. how will you troubleshoot these two. 7. Read all about NSD = parameter =? Call stacks= ? Environment variable = ? 8. what is adminp. Can v give two administration servers to perform these admin operations. How a rename process works in adminp, how it will reflect the changes, what task you can do to perform it. 9. what do u do for server monitoring. 10. what u do for domino maintenance? 11. how will u r following the process and how you are handling the client, how call are coming to you. 13. what is cluster,? Working, and what will u do for failover. How it works and define components? HCL comnet interview :1. General discussions. And two technical questions. 2. How Mail routing works. 3. what is Replication and working.- As given below Replication :1. Pull-Pull (both server include)—Bi-directional. 2. Pull – Push (default )-only source server include—Bi-directional. 3. Pull only –only source server.---Uni directional. 4. Push only –only source server included. --Uni directional. Command:- Push servername [databasename] How replication work:Replication issues an nsfsearch request against the source replica NSFsearch returns several pieces of information including a list of OIDs of all the documents that have been created or modified since the last replication. OID :- is a combination of three components. 1. UNID:-unique 16 byte identifier that never changes. 2. Sequence No:- indicates how many times the document has been modified. 3. Time Stamps:- indicates the last time the document was modified. Que5:- What is replication and how it differ from copying of a database.? 4. What Is Replication?

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Replication is the process of synchronizing one copy of a database with another copy of the same database with the goal of making them identical in design elements and document contents. Replication allows you to interact with your mail and collaborative applications when you leave the office. Here are some of the more common uses:  Reading and composing your e-mail  Staying up-to-date in a Notes discussion database  Referencing web pages offline  Working with application databases on two different servers in different time zones Replication is independent from the method you use to connect to your Domino server. Replication functions the same way whether you are connected through a local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), or remote access service. As long as Notes is configured to connect to a Domino server at some point in time, you will be able to replicate between the client and the server. In order to replicate, three things must happen:  Two database replicas must exist.  A communications connection between the replicas must exist.  The replication process must be initiated manually or through a schedule. Notes can keep databases synchronized through replication, which can occur between two Domino servers or between Notes workstations and a Domino server. Domino system administrators manage several replication tasks on the Domino server as a part of their jobs. The focus of a Notes client user is to replicate databases to your Notes client that you’ll want to use when disconnected from a server. Database Replicas and Copies You can make two types of copies from a database: an ordinary copy and a replica copy. In an ordinary copy, the original database remains intact and the copy of it reflects the moment in time when the copy is made. From that point forward, the two databases (the original and the copy) are distinct from one another; changes to each are made independently of one another and will never be shared between the two. Replica databases, on the other hand, can share changes made to them. A replica copy is made of an original database and maintains a relationship with the original database; these are referred to as replica copies. Between two replica databases, the replication process operates at the document level. During replication, Notes compares one database to another, determines any incremental changes by checking which documents are new, which have been modified, and which have been deleted in each, and then it sends and receives document additions, updates, and deletions between the databases. When document updates are sent (or received), Notes only copies data from fields whose values have changed. Entire documents are not copied each time a change is made; only incremental changes are transferred. This is called field-level replication, and it makes Notes replication efficient and fast. Replication operates within the security model of Notes and Domino. If, as a user of a database, you only have the ability to read documents in a server-based replica, you will only

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be able to receive new and updated data from the server to your local replica. Any changes made on your end cannot go to the server because you have only read-access privileges. HP interview more questions :1. What is LDAP Ans:- Ldap –Lightweight Directory Access Protocol. it is still referred as X.500, It is a organizes directory entries in a hierarchical name space capable of supporting large amounts of information and specifies that communication between the directory client and the directory server uses the directory access protocol(DAP). However as an application layer, the DAP requires the entire OSI protocol stack to operate. For supporting OSI protocol stack requires more resources. There LDAP desired. LDAP requires the lighter weight and more popular TCP/IP protocol stack than OSI protocol stack. So LDAP is communication protocol, that define the transport and format of messages used by a client to access data. LDAP doesn’t define the directory service itself. LDAP uses TCP/IP to allow clients to access directory information. it can be used by the browser clients to retrieve addresses. it will return the names in SMTP form rather than notes form. LDAP directories cab be implemented in many different ways. IBM implements cross platform LDAP directories using db2 and lotus domino. Accel Frontline Ltd , Interview Question Accel Frontline Ltd Interview Question 2. What is ACL and ECL 3. Author access and Editor access. 4. Directory assistance. database 51) what is DNN & NNN, Differentiate between them. 52) what is ODS. Which console command you use to upgrade the ODS version. 53) describe the external & internal routing. 54) can u send encrypt mail to internet. If YES/NO how can. 55) how can we schedule the compact task on server. 56) what is SSO & how can we enable the SSO on Sametime Server. 57) what is the use of firewall in lotus domino. 58) describe the structure of lotus domino in your organization. 59) how can we configure the cluster server. 60) what is the basic requirement of cluster in lotus domino. 61) what is internet notes certificate. 62) how can we configure the web mail server. 63) what is the port of sametime . 64) how u secure your lotus Domino console. 67) what is “ltpa” token. Now i m just preparing the answer but u all try to reply these answer with ur own way

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1.What is difference between replica & new copy? 2.What is different type of administrator? 3.If user forgot his password how will recover the password? 4.What is ODS version of R5 & R6 & R7? 5.What type of replication? 6.When will set the pull type of replication in server? 7.What will do if server get hang? 8.basic router command? 9.What is parameter of notes.ini? 10.How internal & external Mail routing work? Give with example 11.what is ACL & type? 12.when will configure the connection document? 14.what will be do when replication stop between the two server? 15.If agent is not working on the server? Shutting down in the middle.. 16. Agents command 18.what are maximum database sizes in domino? 19.how will convert the entire mail file in to .ntf by command Load convert –R mail\*.nsf templatename.ntf 20.how will configure the Web configuration? 21.how will secure your console? Set secure password 22.what is feature exchange & domino? 23.what type of mailing group? 8

24.which group not find in names.nsf? 25.if your server get crash what you do as administrator? 25.which file takes backup when your server crashes? 26.if user saying that he is not receiving the mail from outside domain what u will do to troubleshoot the problem? 27.if mail is not routing from one server to anther server? 28.how will set the web mail? 29.basic admin question like id creation & certify? Server id 30.content of user id? Kpit Q.suppose if a user loses 10 days mails,how can they b restored. Q how can a online server be upgraded . Q.how to check the connectivity betn 2 server in different domain. Q.how to diagnoise replication problem in cluster Q.what is home server. Q.what is the role of firewall in lotus. Q.what is NAT. Q.In a cluster servers which type of connectivity is preferred Q.what are Server access lists Q.5 reasons for server not responding error....how will u troubleshoot Q.Defining Security mechanisms, including: Q Recognizing the elements used for Domino security: Q Designing a hierarchical naming scheme Q Deciding on an authentication mechanism and anonymous access Q What are the components for mail routing? Q What routing protocols does Domino support? Q.How does mail route within a Domino Named Network? Q•Designing a mail routing topology Q Understanding how Domino partitions work Q•Identifying what Internet protocols Domino supports KPIT-answers Q. suppose if a user loses 10 days mails, how can they b restored. Ans > Either from the backup or from transaction logging if it is enabled. Q how can a online server be upgraded . 9

Ans > There is no way to upgrade the online server because it is compulsary to shutdown the lotus to upgrade the program file of Lotus Q.how to check the connectivity betn 2 server in different domain. Ans > Trace command this command works in the same domain and different domain provided you are able to resolve the Ip of the server and other server allows port 1352 access. Or else ping or telnet to port 25 will help you in this. Q.how to diagnoise replication problem in cluster This is very specific to what problem you are facing in cluster. Q. what is home server. The server which is specified as your mail server in your Person Document. Q. what is the role of firewall in lotus. Restricting access to different ports such as SMTP HTTP 1352 (NRPC) etc it can also be used to reverse proxying the server Q. what is NAT. Its a network repeated question it means Network Address Translation. Q. In a cluster servers which type of connectivity is preferred High Speed permanent connectivity and also a private network between all cluster member for cluster replication Q. what are Server access lists It is list of user allowed to access the server or not access the server. Q.5 reasons for server not responding error....how will u troubleshoot Step by step first the network, then the DNS then the telnet to 1352.

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Ia m tired now will answer the rest later on :) 1) what is the registration server. Ans: A server which registers new users, server, OU and Organization and initially stores these document in the Domino directory until the replicate until the next replication occurs. 2) what is the administration server. Ans: An Administration server controls how the Administration process does its work. It stores the requested work in the administration request database and then process them accordingly to their status. By default first server in the domino domain is the Admin server for the Domino directory which maintains its ACL, performs deletion, name change and replicate to the other server in the DNN. 3) what is the difference between registration & administration server. Ans: 1. Both Def. 2. Registration Server maintains the Names.nsf database while Admin server maintains the Admin4.nsf database. 3. By default there is one primary Admin server w.r.t. Hub-Spoke topology wheres as registration server can be more than one in a domain. 4) what is the administration process. Ans: The Admin process is a program which automates many routine administrative tasks such as Name management task(Rename/delete user and group),Mail file management task(Delete/Move mail file, ACL changes, Enabling agents),Replica management task(Create/Move/Delete replicas). 5) how do work administration process in background. Ans: Adminp works in background with the help of different components like AdminP server Task(Starts by default on all server starts),Administrator client(Domino/Web)(Different Tools),Domino Directory(It provides set of instructions with AdminP For instance, when a user is renamed, the certificate information is changed. This is stored in a Person document in the Domino Directory. When the renaming process is in progress, this is indicated in the Person document under the Change Request field),Certification Logs Database(Certlog.nsf database created when server installed it works assigning new certificates),Admin4.nsf and administer 11

Feb 28 Infy questions ...can anyone answer. I missed them Q. How will u access the admin client ,if u forget administrator password ? Q) what is the difference between registration & administration server. Q) how do administration process work in background. Q can we implement ECL from server side. Q) can we make HUB server from a spoke server. Q) How can we come to know that a server is a hub or spoke? DST Specifies that a server or workstation observe daylight savings time. Applies to Server, Workstation Belongs to Uncategorized Usage DST=value Default 1 (observe daylight savings time) Documented Lotus Notes Administrator Help Description Specifies that a server or workstation observe daylight savings time: 0 - Do not observe daylight savings time 1 - Observe daylight savings time When you select this option, the created/modified time for documents created or modified from the first Sunday in April through the last Sunday in October are time-stamped one hour later than the server's system time. This option lets you adjust for daylight savings time without changing the actual system time. On a workstation, Daylight savings time field is in the Basics tab in the Advanced tab in the Location document; on a server, Daylight savings time field is in the Server document. Problem Whenever a particular user attempts to authenticate with the server, they receive the following warning: "Warning: The public key for <user name> found in the directory names.nsf on server <server name> does not match the one used during authentication." Cause The public key in the user's ID file does not match up with the public key in the user's Person Document in the Domino Directory. Solution This warning will occur when the public key in the user's ID file does not match up with the public key in the user's Person Document in the Domino Directory. To resolve this issue, you can copy the public key from the ID file and paste it into the "Notes Certified Public Key" field on the 'Certificates\Notes Certificates' tab of the Person document. COPYING THE PUBLIC KEY FROM THE ID FILE Notes 6.5x: To copy a Certified Public Key from a Notes ID file using the Notes 6 client, perform the following steps from the Admin client: 1. From the Domino Administrator, click the Configuration tab. 2. From the Tools pane, click Certification - ID properties. 3. Select and open the ID file to be examined, then enter the password (Person ID, Server ID or

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Certificate ID). 4. From the ID Properties window, select Your Identity, then select Your Certificates. 5. Select the Other Actions button and select Mail / Copy Certificates (Public Key) 6. Click the Copy Certificate button. If this is a remote user they can select Mail Certificate. This will copy the entire public key to the clipboard. 7. Paste the public key into the associated Person document in the People view of the administration client. Have the end user select the following options to mail the administrator a copy of their public key: File -> Security -> User Security -> Your identity -> Your Certificates -> Other Actions -> Mail, copy certificate (public key)... -> Mail Certificate -> fill out "To" -> Send Wipro Technology :Ques:- WHAT CAN U DO ON DOMINO SERVER TO RESOLVE MX RECORD ISSUE? Ques:- MX- Record? Q :-setup with present client and present scenario. Q :- what is KIT type= ? Q :- what will compact –B in transition logging, Ans:- DBIID will change Q :- if v will compact database by using I tab, then it will show % of database use, what it reflect and how it work. Q :-how will you update the database and Convert command format. Q :- if a database is corrupt then how will u Repair commands :-? Q :- difference :-show server and tell router show config, and tell router config. How will you check local pending mails on lotus R5. Q :-what is DST? Q :- mail is not forwarding (client question). How will you troubleshoot it. Q :- what is challenge response ? Q :- Encrypted mails not going Q :-what a tell router config do in R5. Q :- what is the difference between tell router config and sh server. Ans:- Tell router show config ==mail pending status. Tell router config = compact the mail box = tell router compact= tell router config all. Show server command:-

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Q :- how to see pending mails in mail.box by which command. Ans:- Tell router show config ==mail pending status.

TCS ?s 1 Lotus Notes Listen on which port ? 2 period of Id recertification for a client and a server 3 CMD to show all running task 4 in a registration which field is mandatory 5 reasons for server not responding error....how will u troubleshoot 6 how to c queues in de router 3 types of user authentications happens in a domino server name them?

Machesney=interview— Read brief about these topics

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Mail routing :Smtp Sametime server.. Wipro technology :1. tell me about yourself, what you are using in EDS. 2. Domino & windows clustering. Active and passive clustering. 3. database compact. 4. copy style compacting. In what special case it is being used. 5. lotus R7 features. And difference between R5 6. gateway server server? 7. anti spam. 8. imap port no ? 9.
Question:- When we add Server_restricted=1, What happens? Ans:- When we add these lines in notes ini, then server comes in restricted mode No body will access the server. that is no body can make a session except full access administrator. In R5 even administrator was not able to make a server session. If you reboot the server then restriction will remove the variable becomes zero that is server_restricted=0 n=0,1,2

Germany interview:1.)what is NSD.. 2) application servers. 3).what is Http task.. how can u configure the web server. 4.) cluster task.. 5).transaction logging.. 6). Deletion stub.? 7). Pass through server. 8) Decs. 9). ODBC? 10).What troubleshooting you do in Agent problem.? 11). Domino website. 12). Any web help do u used to find the solutions, any knowledge base? 13).lotus scripting.. 14). Different- different ports have u worked? Any monitoring system? Rate in lotus domino.. Fault recovery enabling into the
Problem types: 1.Unable to send and receive emails

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2.Unable to replicate mails 3.Unable to archive emails 4.getting error message when Notes starts. 5. Unable to login into same time sever. 6. Getting RRV bucket error. 7. After clicking on Notes icon nothing happens. 8. Getting error while replication:- In replication settings and inside "other" options "replication is currently disabled for this replica" is checked. 9. Replication goes into queues and never replicates (delete jobsched.njf from data folder, run notes fixup.Or if this is not helping then user must be using a repla of some other database which is generating error in replication traffic. Remove the local replica of that database and start the replication of email database. 10. Unable to respond to any meetings. 11. Unable to find archive emails. 12. Module error when notes tarts

IBM interview:1.Replication stub—time interval, how u can give time interval for replication stub. A replica stub is an empty replica that has not yet been populated with documents. When you select File -> Replication -> New Replica, or when you use the Administration client to create a new replica, a replica stub is created Deletion stub— 2.Mail volume is too high—mail box new create. 3. Bottle neck? 4. if you have two gateway servers one goes down then how will you relay the mails from the second gateway. where can v give this settings— Failure how you will send to second gateway server.
Using the Configuration Document to implement outbound SMTP failover
Problem You must configure the Lotus Domino server for outbound SMTP failover. In the Configuration Document --> Router/SMTP panel --> Basics panel, can the field, "Relay host for messages leaving the local internet domain," contain multiple hostnames/IP addresses? Solution This feature is available beginning with Domino 6 releases. Use a semi-colon to separate hostname entries or IP addresses to achieve failover. Example: host1.acme.com;host2.acme.com Result: The router will attempt an SMTP transfer to host1.acme.com. If host1.acme.com is down or not responding, the router will failover to host2.acme.com as observed below:

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09/13/2006 11:01:46 AM Router: No messages transferred to host1.acme.com;host2.acme.com (host host1.acme.com) via SMTP: The server is not responding. The server may be down or you may be experiencing network problems. Contact your system administrator if this problem persists. 09/13/2006 11:01:46 AM SMTPClient: Attempting to Connect: Host host2.acme.com, Port 25, SSL Port 0, Connecting Domain vec.lotus.com 09/13/2006 11:01:46 AM SMTPClient: Connection successful

How Can SMTP Relay Host Failover Functionality Be Configured in Domino?
Problem A Domino 5.0.3 or later server is configured to send SMTP messages outside the local Internet domain via a Sendmail relay server. A secondary Sendmail server is set up to provide failover in the event the primary relay is down. Creating a failover SMTP Connection document that references the secondary Sendmail host does not appear to work. When the primary relay host is unresponsive, the dynamic cost is set to "1," and the message is queued in MAIL.BOX, pending the next scheduled retry interval. This behavior was further tested using two SMTP Connection documents referencing the same Foreign SMTP Domain document with routing costs set appropriately. One method used for failover is entering a Fully Qualified Host Name (FQHN) in the "Relay host for messages leaving the local internet domain" field (in the Configuration document's Routing/SMTP, and Basics tabs), and configuring DNS so that there are two IP addresses mapped to this FQHN. Is there another way relay failover can be established? Solution This behavior was reported to Quality Engineering as SPR# SPRR4LRMN7; however, it was determined that Domino is working as designed. Domino SMTP outbound failover utilizes MX records in DNS. In the environment described above, set the "SMTP MTA relay host" field in an SMTP Connection document's Basics tab to the FQHN of the relay server (such as SMTP.ACME.COM). Then create multiple MX records for this host in DNS, and manipulate their preferences in DNS to configure failover functionality.

5. how will you delete the replication save conflicts.. 5. Reply server—gateway 6. NNN-to same domino 7. If u r sending mails from IBM (joginder.saini@ibm.com) to external domains, then it’s coming Yahoo or other domain (joginder.saini@yahoo.com).-- if u did settings on location documents then It will what u have given the internet mail id.. 8. If a agent is running, server documents>server task -> maximum execution time it may stop in between it. so u need to increase it. (agent is stopping down in the middle). 9. type of administrator.. 10. a person is not able to run the agents.. it may be restricted into the server documents.. 11. have u worked for any Antivirus .. 9881370016—sunil chalani Nsd.exe –to read nsd files. 1. if Out office not run.:Ans:- first logon to users account using user’s id file and passwords, then check Tools>> out of office settings. Whether it is enabled or not? Enable it with user’s id file.

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Scene-2 :-Upon disabling the Out of Office agent upon return to the office, you continue to receive a daily reminder to disable your Out of Office agent. The agent is not enabled in the mail file, and the Agent Manager schedule does not show any listing for this agent to run. Ans:- i) The most common reason is that there is a replica or copy of the mail file that still has the Out of Office agent enabled. In this case, either deleting the replica or disabling the agent in the replica resolves the issue. ii) In one case, it was discovered that the mail file had been restored from a tape backup and the Out of Office Agent had been enabled on that mail file. Disabling the Out of Office agent for the backup mail file resolved the issue in this case. iii)You archive your mail database while you have the agent enabled. iv) You enable the agent for another user or in a database for which you are the owner or delegate, v) A good way to troubleshoot this type of issue is to review the document properties of the message, to determine which server actually sent the message, (assuming that there are multiple servers in your domain). Then, once you know which server sent the message, you can issue a "tell amgr sched" command to the server console, to determine which agents on the server are currently enabled. Once you determine which mail file(s) are running the Out of Office agent, you can then check each one to see if your ID file was used to enable any of them.

Commands to check the out of office :Tell amgr sch ---to check the agent manager is running or not? Tell amgr run "mail file path" 'out of office'
If the users are not able to get the out of office agent reply after dropping the mail, then to Check the outofoffice agent settings by using the properties of agent. Then you can change the Schedule:- from daily to hours. Then it will help you better to resolve the problem.

Technical question Mail not coming Check trace entire path, check user person doc owner and mail path mismatch issue, check database corruption issue (view issue), check if mail is stacking in router mail.box – open mail from there and check the error, user may have created rules wrongly which initiating delete of mail file as soon as mail coming to mail.nsf of user 18

Mails are not coming in inbox instead they are going all document Check for mail.nsf database corruption Mail bouncing back Check quata setting, person doc, Replication not happening To identify the replication issue 1.Replica id 2.Replication history in database properties(it shows last succusfull replication) 3.Log.nsf or replication logs. 4. connection documents 5. database ACL 6. Document and feild lavel access (this is usfull when document count mismatch) 7. monitoring result *statrep.nsf) , 8. "jobshedule" this file used for scheduled replication and can be corrupt. Replication is synchronization of database. Dead and pending mails Dead mails are spam ackchuly where server do not where to route this mail, pending which are whiting for router to route tham We need to check the mail.box and delete dead mails OOO not working check user access on mail file (for OOO it should be editor at least), check server details for user (he may be doing this on different cluster server or replica – refrese design – open mail file in designer – remove agent settings –save --- referees design OOO settings Take a date time on unavailability from user and take ID from ID manager – vault , set location doc – configure OOO, check by Sending test mail for testing Satyam computers (Chennai openings):1.what is your Nature of work? 2. what is the setup in your company? 3. What is ACL? If a database is not replicating what could be the problem? 4. What is ECL. 5. what is replication, what is the types of replication. 6. What is NSD. 7. when you move is user from one server to another, then is there will be any changes in the defaults rights of the users on the database. (will ACL rights will change on the database).
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1.Unable to send and receive emails 2.Unable to replicate mails 3.Unable to archive emails 4.getting error message when Notes starts. 5. Unable to login into same time sever. 6. Getting RRV bucket error. 7. After clicking on Notes icon nothing happens. 8. Getting error while replication:- In replication settings and inside "other" options "replication is currently disabled for this replica" is checked. 9. Replication goes into queues and never replicates (delete jobsched.njf from data folder, run notes fixup.Or if this is not helping then user must be using a repla of some other database which is generating error in replication traffic. Remove the local replica of that database and start the replication of email database. 10. Unable to respond to any meetings. 11. Unable to find archive emails. 12. Module error when notes tarts

Ques:- what is routing cost? Routing cost:- Notes routing assigns a routing cost to each connection and uses these costs to select the most
efficient way to route mail from one server to another. The Router computes and stores information about these costs in its routing tables. If there is more than one possible route for mail to travel between the source server and the destination server for the message, the Router uses routing cost information in the tables to calculate the least-cost route for the message. The Router uses information in Server, Domain, and Connection documents to create the routing tables. A LAN connection has low cost; a dialup modem connection has high cost. By default, each LAN connection has a cost of 1, while each dialup modem connection has a cost of 5.

Note – Do not edit/change routing cost if servers are in same NNN

How the Router chooses a route: 1. It calculates and selects the least-cost route. 2. If the least-cost route fails -- for example, if there is no answer or if the network times out -- the Router increases the cost of the initial route by 1. For example, if a LAN connection between Server A and Server B initially has a cost of 1 but the connection fails during an attempted transfer, the Router increases the cost of that LAN connection between Server A and Server B to 2. 3. The next time the Router tries to transfer mail between servers, it again looks for the least-cost route between those servers. If there is an alternate route that is equal in cost and requires fewer hops, the Router selects that alternate route. For example, if there are two paths between Server A and Server B, each with a total cost of 4, the Router examines the number of hops in each path. If one route requires three hops but the other requires only two hops, the Router uses the path that requires two hops

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because the costs are equal.

HCL comnet Interview:- first person:1. how many ways you can change the notes.ini. Ans:- 1. by configuration documents (configuration settings>>Notes.ini settings.) 2. set config command (set configuration parameters)
server set config command

Ques:- There is a two servers (A & B) in a cluster. if one server goes down, then all the users will be routed to other server B. then first server will come up then how you will pass these users on first server. Ans :-set stat config restricted =0 for disable . --------read in admin vol.. Set stat config restricted = 1 for enable . Set stat config restricted = 2 for permanently enable. Or normally drop the particular users from the server console, to whom you want to shift to another server. Que :- What type or how many type of monitoring are there in lotus domino ? Ans:- Even generators , statrep.nsf, Server TAB monitoring, domino performance. Ques :- how you will check the server performance. Ans:-Run sh server on server console ,availability Index =100 or what? 2.Any task hanging.3. CPU utilization. Replication problem with other server. 4. disk space. 5. console error 6. network issue. Read more about performance from performance document. Full documents.. Sh stat :- cpu, memory, disk i/o. Ques:- What are the ODS versions ? Ques:- what is port no for SMTP ? Ques:- for a group if you don’t want to show that to a particular user, or even user could not type the name of the group even in the TO field of the new memo. What will you do? Ans:- remove the user name from the reader field of the group. Change document properties and remove the person name from the reader field. Ques:- can you read the NSD file? Ans:- 5% I can read nsd file Shared memory and private memory Server crash may be because of HTTPs because it is based on java, and take heavy memory. Read call stack =1, call stack =2 before task hang. Processed id=? Thread id=? Fatal error in call stack =1 or 2 Memory check =shared memory.

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Que:- what is database encryption and sign in database? Ans:- Encryption:- Use to prevent data in use of non authorized user. Sign in database:- if a data base is signed then in this case if someone try to update or modify it, then it will notify the owner or sign in person of the database. Ques:-Calendar connector and scheduling or busytime.nsf? Ans:Que:- How you will see the program documents on console? Ans:- show schedule- it will show the replication and mail routing configuration document also replication topology. Que:- Read 473 page no. for administration servers for ACL Second person interview:Que:- tell me about yourself? Que:- Why you want to leave your present job? Que:- what is domino doc or have you worked on domino doc? Que:- why your company is using this type of topology ? Que:- what is severity tickets and their times? Que:- if two users are facing the same problem, how will you categories the case for severity? can you give severity case one? Que:- any recent problem : I faced space issue problem on server because of transaction logging backup was stoped. Que:- what are the by default tasks run on server console? Is http and ldap run by defaults? Que:- What is statrep.nsf? and how it differ from event4.nsf? Ques:- what is Calendar connector busytime.nsf and scheduler task? In cluster which one is the nsf file:- clubusy.nsf
$CALENDAR AND SCHDULING task used are calconn (this used to connect to other server to retrive freetime info) and sched (this is used for conncting and retriving free time info from local server, - note both task required and compulsury for proper fungtioning, busytime.nsf database created autometically when first time u load schduler task, in case of cluster busytime.nsf converts to clubusy.nsf

que:- what is server crash, how you will resolve/troubleshoot it? Que:- if server is not coming up then how will you do it. Que:- have u ever faced any out of office problems? Que:- what level of access required for a user to run out-of-office in R6, R5? How you can see which agent or out of office agent running by using domino console? (tell agent sch) Que:- for changing the ODS version what command you will use? Ans:- compact –r to revert the ods version.. Que:- What is ACL and what are the types of ACL? Que:- disk space problem ? if you are getting some disk space problem on server then how will you make the space on server, in urgency ? Que:- what is database replications? And document mismatch problem in replication?

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Que :- what is domino security? Que:- by which particular task server can get crash? Que:- how user authentication happens when a user login to lotus notes? Que:- what is updall task? Que:- which task used to update the views of names.nsf? Third person:1. what is the local system file which help for cluster to find a server in cluster? 2. if there are four servers in a cluster then one by one each server goes down then what type of error you will get on client if this happen? How client will act in it? All steps of this situations? 3. what is recertification , what is the process for it? Define every step? 4. how would you connect a user by dialup? 5. if mail.box corrupt and how would recover it without shutting down the server? Do u need to quit from smtp task? 6. mails are coming from server in the server name only, why these mails come on server mail.box, how can you prevent and what these mails means (sender’s and recipients name only of server)? Ans:- this is because of event generator, and mail sent by server ids. 7. What is NSD? Can u read NSD file, what are the parameters to read NSD file? 8. if server got hang what will you do, how will you troubleshoot it? And NSD fundas. 9. what is administration server, can you make one more admin server? If main admin server goes down then how would you make other server as admin server? Where can we did these settings?
Ans:- Setting multiple administration servers, called extended administration servers, for the Domino Directory to provide for less centralized, more regional, directory management. Complete these instructions to set up an extended administration server. 1. From the Domino Administrator, click the Files tab and then open the Domino Directory (NAMES.NSF). 2. Choose Files - Database - Access Control. 3. Click Advanced and select Enable Extended Access. 4. Click Basics and click Extended Access. 5. In the Names list, select the namespace (an organization or one or more organizational units) for which you are assigning an administration server. 6. Select the server that you are designating as an administration server. 7. Choose one of these "Access applies to" settings: This entry only -- to assign the selected administration server to the selected namespace only. Namespaces that are subordinate to the selected namespace are not affected by this selection. This entry and all descendants -- to assign the selected administration server to the selected namespace and to all subordinate namespaces. 8. In the Access field, in the Allow column, click Administer. 9. Click OK. 10. Click Yes.

10. consistent ACL. 11. Enable extended ACL?

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12. There is a two servers (A & B) in a cluster. if one server goes down, then all the users will be routed to other server B. then first server will come up then how you will pass these users on first server. 13. difference between R5 and R6? 14. which file was used in R5 to diagnostics? 15. how will you upgrade the server? 16. Full cluster funda? Each n everything of cluster, cluster components? 17. local system cluster file?

COMPACT- When documents and attachments are deleted from a database, Domino tries to reuse the unused space, rather than immediately reduce the file size. Sometimes Domino won't be able to reuse the space or, because of fragmentation, can't reuse the space effectively until you compact the database. Styles of compacting- There are three styles of compacting: 1. In-place compacting with space recovery 2. In-place compacting with space recovery and reduction in file size 3. Copy-style compacting 1. In-place compacting with space recovery only- From console use Compact -b This style of compacting recovers unused space in a database but doesn't reduce the size of the database on disk. It is the fastest method and causes the least system impact. 2. In-place compacting with space recovery and reduction in file size- From Console use Compact -B This style of compacting reduces the file size of databases as well as recovers unused space in databases. 3. Copy-style compacting – From Console Use Compact –c Copy-style compacting creates copies of databases and then deletes the original databases after compacting completes. When you use copy-style compacting, users and servers can't edit databases during compacting, and they can only read databases if the -L option is used. Refresh Design – Refresh design updates the design elements (views,forms,agents,fields, and roles) since the last design refresh. Replace design – Replace design deletes the design of production database and completely replace it with chosen template. 1. What is public folder and private folders, what are the difference in it.? 2. server console is not coming up and showing first one or two lines so what may be the reason ? Ans:- server id password you need to give.
http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=899&uid=swg21137839 que:- what is URL mappping/redirection, in web configuration?

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•What Virus scanning packages are available for Notes? •What can be done to optimize database performance? •How do you make a list of all groups a person is in? •Can you run console commands from a server program document? •How do you set up S/MIME? •Can users recall messages they've sent? •Why does a Mail Rule seem to keep running even after it's deleted? •Can you forward a copy of a user's mail and keep it in their mailbox? •How Do You Set Up Failover for Outbound SMTP Mail? •Why is my Notes client having trouble replicating over satellite links? •Can you have an Apache server handle Domino URLs on a different box? •Can you find out how long views take to rebuild? •How do you enable folder references for a database? •How do you get a list of inactive databases? •Why Can't I Edit My Migrated Resource? •What can I check if my server is running too slow? •What events cause the user ID to be backed up into the recovery database? Answers are below links http://www.keysolutions.com/NotesFAQ/administration9.html Daily problems :1. rules if u delete without disabling them they would work after deleting too. Question:- The following occurs attempting to access a mail database using a note client. Or when you run fixup on the server on the server or compact. “database is being taken offline and cannot be opened”. Ans:-this error message occurs of you attempt to open a database which is in final steps copy style compact process. This error if you attempt to open the database after the original has been deleted and the copy has not be yet been removed. Problem 3. I am getting the error message “import /export not configured” when I try to compare a new email message, “file does not exist.” Ans:= click >>tools>> select the signature tab. Path name must be specified. Problem:- 4 ..”Object variable not set” when you launch lotus notes. Ans:- indicate design problem. Problem :- notes IM was not working but notes Sametime was working for a client. Sol:- IM_disabled =1 in notes.ini file. Then it start working.

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Problem-5---Technical question
Mail not coming Check trace entire path, check user person doc owner and mail path mismatch issue, check database corruption issue (view issue), check if mail is stacking in router mail.box – open mail from there and check the error, user may have created rules wrongly which initiating delete of mail file as soon as mail coming to mail.nsf of user

Problem-6---Mails are not coming in inbox instead they are going all document
Check for mail.nsf database corruption

Problem-7---Mail bouncing back
Check quata setting, person doc,

Problem-8---Replication not happening
To identify the replication issue 1. replication history in database properties(it shows last succusfull replication) 2.Log.nsf or replication tab in admin, 3. connection documents 4. replica id 5. database ACL 6. Document and field level access (this is useful when document count mismatch) 7. monitoring result *statrep.nsf) , 8. "jobshedule" this file used for scheduled replication and can be corrupt. Replication is synchronization of database.

Problem-9---Dead and pending mails
Dead mails are spam actually where server do not where to route this mail, pending which are whiting for router to route them We need to check the mail.box and delete dead mails

Problem-10---OOO not working
check user access on mail file (for OOO it should be editor at least), check server details for user (he may be doing this on different cluster server or replica – refresh design – open mail file in designer – remove agent settings –save --- referees design

Problem-11---OOO settings
Take a date time on unavailability from user and take ID from ID manager – vault , set location doc – configure OOO, check by Sending test mail for testing

Problem-12---If a Ventive case assigned to you how will you respond to that
First acknowledge it ,2. put it into the WIP, On Hold (may be depends on external help) ITC process for remedy ticketing system handling:Check priority . Country support. WIP – work in Progress. Waiting for customer approval Waiting for customers feedback Waiting for external support (escalated to the vendor)

Problem-13---Features of Lotus domino 7
6 has ext acl and Sametime --- 7 has six policy setting documents --- mail policy is added, Mail preferences setting listed there like - calendar, spell check, soft delete on database mail file, CPU utilization is less by 25%, enhanced encryption and ip v 6 supported, promp for saving option and propt before closing client, DDM database introduced

Problem-14---If a database is corrupt, how will you repair that

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Updall -R, Fixup -F/J, compact -B/C

1… What is ODS? 2. Cache.ndk 3. replication working. 4. tell router quit… 5. pull pull or replication types… 6.

1. out of office problem, if a user enabled the out of office for two days, when he came back, he disabled it but at the end of the day he found no one received the outofoffice automated reply. How can v get to know whether he enabled the out of office or not? And time intervals of enabling the OOO. 2. a user is not able to send mails from eg. Delhi, but if he go to office or Bangalore n other he is able to send mails.. so what may be the cause for it..by which setting he can send the mails. Or not getting his mails. 3. on a dialup there r three servers, can v say these r in same DNN. NO , as for DNN there is requirement of they must be constantly connected with LAN.
Upon disabling the Out of Office agent upon return to the office, you continue to receive a daily reminder to disable your Out of Office agent. The agent is not enabled in the mail file, and the Agent Manager schedule does not show any listing for this agent to run. The message is as follows: "Please disable your out of office agent. Please select Actions-- Tools --Out of office, and click the button to disable..." Solution The issue can occur for a number of reasons:

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The most common reason is that there is a replica or copy of the mail file that still has the Out of Office agent enabled. In this case, either deleting the replica or disabling the agent in the replica resolves the issue. In one case, it was discovered that the mail file had been restored from a tape backup and the Out of Office Agent had been enabled on that mail file. Disabling the Out of Office agent for the backup mail file resolved the issue in this case. You archive your mail database while you have the agent enabled. You enable the agent for another user or in a database for which you are the owner or delegate, (essentially, if you enable the Out of Office agent in any other database besides your own mail database. If you enable the Out of Office agent in another database, using your id file, you will receive the Out of Office Disable reminders to your own mail database. In two cases it was determined that a mail-in database was running the out of office agent on the server. A good way to troubleshoot this type of issue is to review the document properties of the message, to

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determine which server actually sent the message, (assuming that there are multiple servers in your domain). Then, once you know which server sent the message, you can issue a "tell amgr sched" command to the server console, to determine which agents on the server are currently enabled. Once you determine which mail file(s) are running the Out of Office agent, you can then check each one to see if your ID file was used to enable any of them.

Que:- replication settings—what wil happen if u change from 90 days to 30days, deletions stubs wil delete after 10days 30/3=10days
Remove documents not modified in the last x days: The number of days specified here, known as the purge interval, controls when Domino purges deletion stubs from a database. Deletion stubs are markers that remain from deleted documents so that Domino knows to delete documents in other replicas of the database. Because deletion stubs take up disk space, Domino regularly removes deletion stubs that are at least as old as the value specified. It checks for deletion stubs that require removal at 1/3 of the purge interval. For example, assuming the default value, 90 days, when a user opens a database, Domino checks if it has been at least 30 days since it removed deletion stubs, and if so it removes any deletion stubs that are at least 90 days old. The Updall task, which runs by default at 2:00 AM, also removes deletion stubs. You can shorten the purge interval, if you want, but be sure to replicate more frequently than the purge interval; otherwise, deleted documents can be replicated back to the replica. Optionally, you can select the check box to remove documents in the replica that haven’t changed within the purge interval. If you select the check box, when Domino removes deletion stubs it also removes documents that haven’t changed within the specified number of days. These documents are purged, meaning no deletion stubs remain for the documents, so the documents aren’t deleted in other replicas. The ″Only Replicate Incoming Documents Saved or Modified After: date″ setting prevents the purged documents from reappearing through replication.
New mail is not showing up in the Inbox in a Lotus Notes® mail file. However, the messages are displaying in the All Documents view. Solution See below for common causes and solutions for this issue. This problem has been known to happen if more than one ($Inbox) exists in the mail file. One way this is known to occur is described in the following document: " Double Inbox is Created When the Design Task Runs on New Databases That Are Not Yet Initialized" (#1089921). Additionally it may be possible that the different replicas were inheriting the design and one of the design templates was modified. 1. Go to Domino Designer and open the mail database. 2. Check if there is more than one $Inbox folder. Caution: Beware that when the $Inbox folder is deleted (as is recommended in the next step), users will lose documents that are in the $Inbox. To avoid this, they should move the documents in the $Inbox folder to another folder (for example, Testfolder), and then delete the $Inbox, and replace design as specified to have only one $Inbox. Then, move the documents in Testfolder back to $Inbox. 3. If there are multiple $Inbox folders, delete them all. 4. Replace the design with the server template (by selecting File -> Database -> Replace Design, and specifying the template on the server).

In one case, a customer was able to resolve this issue by running compact -B on all affected mail files.

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In-place with file size reduction

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Uses in-place compacting, recovers unused space and reduces file size, unless there's a pending structural change in which case copy-style compacting occurs. If you use transaction logging, do full database backups after compacting completes.

In another case, this problem occurred in a mail file that had only one ($Inbox); however, the ($Inbox) view was corrupted. In that case, the issue was resolved by doing the following: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Created new folder called TEMPINBOX. Selected all the current INBOX items and moved them to TEMPINBOX. Using the Designer client, deleted the $INBOX design element. Replaced the Design on the user mail file. Sent new test message and mail now arrives in the new INBOX view. Copied mail to new INBOX from TEMPINBOX folder.

Double room booking problem:Shutdown server , delete busytime.nsf, Tell Calcon q, sche… Then make a new copy
Mckinshy mail routing replication issue two mails sent one reached another not reaching -- both ARE NRPC.. crash issue/ hend issue sever proformance ITIL complete _____________________ CSC -cluster mail -- not gettinbg failover? cluster.ncf ? inbox - mail box corruption ---- showing massege as unread repair commands crash issue client side --OOO id file encription importent files in client

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