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It is difficult to find any / affordable backup software for Domino in the SMB space. A simple backup tool to take a copy of a running NSF would be very useful. There are some opensource projects but they are not robust enough.
A simple solution would help customers to retain Notes / Domino.
This feature is shipping with Domino V12
Agreed this is a major issue. And we need a solution that supports DAOS.
Under IBM backup was a big iusse and they tried to solve it by creating even bigger issues with their backup software solutions. Well, in the end they failed. An easy way to make a backup would be great as everybody needs a backup. German Business Partner HCL
by option with daos files
Great news !!! I'm currently using CloudBacko which is really not cool (but
at least it's cheap and allows for hot backup of Domino dbs)
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> It is difficult to find any / affordable backup software for Domino in the
> SMB space. A simple backup tool to take a copy of a running NSF would be
> very useful. There are some opensource projects but they are not robust
> A simple solution would help customers to retain Notes / Domino.
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Agree this backup issue for Domino is a huge issue. Here are a few things HCL could do to help customers with this issue:
1. Work on the partnerships again. The 3rd parties have bailed out on Domino. Maybe a perception there is not market for it, or maybe because IBM was not friendly.
2. Publish a list of supported backup solutions or recommendations.
All companies need backups, not replicas as some suggested. Need daily, rolled up to weekly, then Monthly. the SMB market is implementing Tivoli or huge systems. We need someone to fill the space of Veritas.
Veritas Netbackup supports Domino 10: https://www.veritas.com/content/support/en_US/doc/NB_80_DBSCL
DomBackup is great. I use version 1.0 on Domino 10 on 64-bit Linux and it works flawlessly.
Remember- even if you are backing up the whole image via snapshotting, it's still possible to end up with database inconsistencies if you don't flush dbcache first.
Having said all that, I couldn't agree more that something like dombackup should be integrated into the Domino server product.
I also used Handybackup in the past and for me it was a relly great tool. I think it is the best backup solution for SMB for Domino. Now my company is using one of the big backup solutions, so i am not responsible for backup anymore. The support of the company is great, i think they are from Novosibirsk in Russia.
I have started using Handy Backup on a server for one of my clients recently because Symantec/Veritas Backup Exec no longer supports Domino. So far, so good. It creates zip files of each database, which should work fine for restoring a database (and has in my tests), but for a complete disaster recovery might be a lot of work. Anyone else using it?
We use VMware ESXi Essentials Plus, so we use one of the VM backup solutions. Since it gives us the ability to restore the whole server, or one file (e.g. NSF), it has satisfied our backup-restore needs. Veeam and another one of their competitors do have inexpensive / free versions, but in that space, even the small SMB has multiple TBs of data which is beyond the free "appliance" limits. It's frustrating.
We are a small shop. We use Acronis Backup. It allows pre/post snapshots commands. We use those commands to shut down Domino before the snapshot and restart after. Backups are done at 3:00 AM. Been working okay for the 6 months or so that we've been using Acronis.
Maybe work with backup solution providers. Veritas quit supporting notes a few versions ago so now we have to look for a whole new backup solution. Too small of a company to go for two backup solutions to accomdate Notes files.
We have been using Veritas Symantec but they have dropped support for the newer versions
It's a mess that IBM doesn't re enforce their partnership with other software vendors about backup, antivirus, natives third party applications and so on!
THAT's the real objective for HCL, and not to implement all fonctionnalities in Notes/Domino!
Re using dedicated backup clients / additional servers : agreed for a simple shop but we pay for each of our servers and as a SaaS solutions provider having a dedicated backup pc ( virtual or real ) per customer doesn't scale well.
On the plus side using a dedicated client does provide an element of continuous backup rather than just backing up to a fixed point in the day.
If HCL / IBM is serious about Domino as an App Dev platform they need to get rid of the need for these kludges.
simple approach: setup a workstation and let it pull replicas of all DBs, that you want to "backup".
or: use a secondary Domino server to create "backup copies" of your DBs and keep them in synch.
I have struggled with DomBackup ( Linux 64 bit ) and not found it to be stable. Ulrich has been very responsive but something like this needs to be a core part of the product. Sean
I use DomBackup on Linux and Windows and it is in general very stable. Though some of the versions are not as "good" as others... I have an agent which afterwards moves the backed up NSF and changed DAOS files to a FTP server. That is one way of doing it, but a more official IBM/HCL backup tool would be welcomed