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Status Under Consideration
Workspace Domino
Categories Administration
Created by Guest
Created on May 31, 2022

Provide .ind file support for "load backup" command

On Domino 12/12.0.1, there is no good way to specify multiple files when executing "load backup" command.

I suggest HCL Domino could provide .ind file support for "load backup" command in future release. This is the simple way to specify multiple files for "load backup" command.


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  • Guest
    Nov 2, 2022

    Hi Daniel.

    Actually, I have a couple of customers with this very request. Both have few apps which need to be backed up daily, while most databases can be saved once a week.
    And what about the need of backing up different folders? As far as I now at the moment there is no way to run backup against two or more folders with one single command, so you need to backup one, wait for the task to complete, start a new backup, wait... and so on

  • Guest
    Oct 10, 2022

    Backup usually is intended to run scheduled and should most times backup all databases, which are not excluded.

    So the focus has been on providing very flexible exclude operations, which can be extended or even overwritten on command-line.

    The excludes fully support wildcards.

    .ind files are great for planned maintainance operations. But for backup most times the exclude pattern makes more sense.

    So what happens if new directories or databases are created?
    They would not be backed up by default!

    That's a risk, that a backup admin should not take.

    I would really like to understand why you need an include instead of an exclude option in your case.

    [ Daniel Nashed / HCL Lifetime Ambassador ]