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Workspace Domino
Categories Integration
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 16, 2018

Add support for Domino on Windows VSS

There are now few backup options for Domino (Backup Exec dropped support in the latest version). By adding VSS support you solve this problem (and give Veeam support in the process). Yeah, I know it Windows only, but still, TSM?

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  • Guest
    Jan 9, 2020

    Most other applications allow snapshot backups. This isn't just for Windows with VSS but also on Linux via file-system snapshots or storage snapshots.


    Even point in time might be difficult, having a simple, consistent backup with modern solutions like Veeam, Cohesity or similar solution  is important for current customer deployments.


    I recall Lotusphere lab discussions from around 10 years ago, where we already asked for the technical details about why VSS and other types of snapshots are not supported and what could be changed.

    Having an on-line simple backup solution without the need for a C-API backup integration would be helpful!  Even this might be difficult to implement.


    [ Daniel Nashed / ]

  • Guest
    Dec 24, 2019

    I'm seeing another thing coming and that is encrypted backups with working deduplication to keep backup sizes down. 

  • Guest
    Aug 21, 2018

    I agree.  Perhaps IBM can also add VSS to the Notes client, for backup of open local applications and archives.

  • Guest
    Aug 9, 2018

    Here is a support technote from 2007

    We are writing now the year 2018 and Windows Volume Shadow Service (VSS) isn't still supported!


    Since two years, we are using Veeam Backup Services with own freeze Scripts  to set the server / databases somehow in a consitent state. But we have periodically problems with server crashes in this context.

    The necessary script is only a woraround solution, because Domino doesn't support VSS for backing-up the system.

    As far in know all other main vendors are supporting VSS

    Why not Domino?

    Please support

  • Guest
    Jul 24, 2018

    I even would go further. Third party tools for backup are necessary for a lot of companies that already have IBM Domino out there. Get in touch with the backup solutions providers so they support Domino again.


All vss backups for Domino in Version 10

Everyone would benefit, people won't use domino as they can't back it up. It limits your choice of backup applciations. Using vss allows EVERY backup app out there to integrate.
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