Lotus Protector – So I was not imagining it after all …. the disappearing toolbar


Just came across this one – finally proof that I was not imagining things.

While doing some testing for the Lotus Protector presentation I gave last month for Chris Miller’sConsultant in your Pocket webcast series I had noticed some inconsistencies in the Lotus Protector tool bar appearing and not appearing. I wrote it off to the thrown together, garbage test environment I set up (remote access, VPN, VMWare clients with fixed IPs, etc.) so I was not concerned and did not investigate further when it re-appeared after restarting the client and the Lotus Protector box .. I conveniently swept that one out of y concious train of thought and prayed that it would not happen during the presentation.

This tech-note sets me fee and now I can feel *a bit* more innocent again … I have found someone else to blame, my image as No-Stick-Teflon-Vic is re-established and untarnished.

Domino on Linux: Upgrading to Domino 8.5.2 trouble -> FP are the cluprits

I had been putzing around with my golf swing linux based Domino servers over the weekend. I did run into some issue with upgrading servers but because working my 3/4 pitch swing to the green looked so much more important to me (the weather was GORGEOUS!!) I put it off until later.

Fast forward to today and this is a new technote I just found in the IBM support stream:

IBM – Upgrading from a Notes 8.5.1 fixpack to Notes 8.5.2 for Linux rpm

To summarize quickly: If you have an existing 8.5.1 Domino server on Linux that has ANY FP installed – you will not be able to upgrade to 8.5.2 right away but will have to uninstall the FP to get back to a vintage 8.5.1 install. Once you are back to square eleven you will be able to run your upgrade just as you are used to it. Mind you, you DO NOT have to uninstall 8.5.1, you just have to get rid of your fixpack.

Once the weather goes bad and I don’t feel like working on that golf swing (or my scores on the course nosedive) I will go through the log files on my server I was working on and see if the error messages outlined in this technote match. I want to make sure it was not admin induced error or some other, unrelated issue.

Funny thing is: I have not heard from anybody in my network about this issue yet – has anybody run into it yet?Technorati Tags: , , ,