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Status Shipped
Workspace Domino
Categories Administration
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 29, 2022

Inplace Upgrade for Domino

Please make an installer which can Start from the Console, end the Domino Server itself and perform the Upgrade right there.
This instead of downing the Server and starting the upgrade manually

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  • Guest
    Mar 29, 2022

    Sounds like a good idea!

    Even there is Domino on Docker, which allows a quite seamless update.
    Having a product that can update itself would be very convenient.
    There are some challenges to solve specially on Linux/AIX, because Domino is using as a normal user acocunt and not root.

    The installation will still need some down time. Unless you:

    - copy the existing binary directory
    - apply the update to the copy
    - shutdown Domino
    - swap the binaries

    - This might be too complex. How long would a downtime be? Would be 2-4 minutes OK
    - What about roll-back if it did not work?
    - So maybe the cloned binary directory might be a good idea for both?

    Daniel Nashed (

  • Guest
    Mar 29, 2022

    So this would need an Upgrade Task, and a Database with Content. This should require authorisation to do, and should restart the server afterwards as well.

    It should be an additional option, NOT replace the current installer.