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Have the ability in Domino Administrator to move a database from one folder to another

Currently, there is no way to move a database located in one folder to another folder.  You are required to copy the database to another folder and then delete it from existing folder.

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  • Jul 16 2018
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  • Guest commented
    9 Apr, 2021 01:10am

    "Move" or "cl copy with REPLICA option" will be able to create a replica on the same server, however, is it acceptable?

    I remember creating a replica on the same server is not recommended because it will cause something replication trouble.

    So, still I want to know how to move many databases to other folder on the same server safely.

    I think that workaround is "offline and OS copy", but it is necessary to stop Domino, so I hope and voted this idea "Have the ability in Domino Administrator to move a database from one folder to another".

  • Guest commented
    10 Aug, 2018 12:27pm

    cl copy CAN create replicas, just add REPLICA at the end of command:

     CL copy serverA!!db1.nsf serverB!!db2.nsf REPLICA

  • Guest commented
    20 Jul, 2018 06:48pm

    >> How can i comment to a comment in this forum?

    Perhaps by quoting what was posted in whole or in part.

  • Guest commented
    20 Jul, 2018 04:12pm

    How can i comment to a comment in this forum?

  • Guest commented
    20 Jul, 2018 02:24pm

    The "cl copy" command can create an application copy to a different folder on the same server, and the server does not need to be part of a cluster. It can also be used to create an application copy to another server which is not part of the same cluster. Note that these will have a different replica ID as these are copies and not replicas. A move command can move a database to a different folder on the same server. This will be a replica of the original. 

  • Guest commented
    19 Jul, 2018 06:18am

    Yes, but how to change the location document on the Client, if you are moving a maildatabase with NSFDbRename? by phone?

  • Guest commented
    18 Jul, 2018 04:32am

    "Move database" is the correct way of doing this.

    BUT, as it creates a replica, it also has its limitations. Think about a huge application > 200GB, which is possible with V10. If you do not have the additional 200GB on your local server, then the move will fail.

    There is a better way of moving an application around on the local server. http://www-12.lotus.com/ldd/doc/tools/c/6.0.2/api60ref.nsf/0/0C012179ED1A0BDE85256C6B00740197?OpenDocument

    NSFDbRename will "move" the application without creating a replica.

    It has some advantages about the "move database"

    1.) FAST!!

    2.) No additional space needed.

    NSFDbRename is DAOS aware AFAIK. Not sure about .NDX files. 

    I suggest to offer this as a optional feature; have a notes.ini variable to activate it. If activated and the admin performs a "move database", the NSFDbRename is used instead of the traditional method. 


    -- Ulrich

  • Guest commented
    18 Jul, 2018 01:36am

    I stand corrected, the move database did work. But it was not obvious that I had to chose Others and then manually type in the same server name and then manually edit the directory name.

  • Guest commented
    18 Jul, 2018 01:29am

    You can not use the move database to move it to a different folder on the same server.  Thomas, the cluster copy command only works with clusters.

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    Thomas Hampel commented
    18 Jul, 2018 12:03am
  • Guest commented
    17 Jul, 2018 11:33am

    There is a "Move database" option in Domino Administrator. This should also work for moving a database on the same server.

    It creates a new replica and then a "Delete Database" request in the Domino Administration Request database afair.