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Status Under Consideration
Workspace Domino
Categories Administration
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 8, 2019

Transparently restore all missing DAOS objects to an NSF

Currently you have to restore the NSF database, optionally apply Transactional Logs in case of a Point in Time (PiT) restore and (manually) take care of querying the database, which .nls files are missing and restore those.
Customer would expect a restore option within their backup software to restore missing DAOS objects transparently when doing a PiT restore.
Pleae provide required API functions to allow backup solutions (like IBM Spectrum Protect for Mail) to implement and provide this functionality.

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  • Guest
    Oct 10, 2022

    Domino 12.0.1 Backup/Restore provides a 3rd party restore integration, which can be used to integrate 3rd party backup applications like IBM Spectrum protect restore operations and use them directly from the Domino restore UI in dominobackup.nsf

    This allows integration for DAOS restore. Either during a database restore or running separate restore operations per database/folder/for the whole server.

    An new API to provide missing NLOs, would mean every backup vendor would need to change their application and build a link between their file backup and the NSF backup. In case IBM Spectrum protect the Domino backup agent and the TSM basis agent.

    I think we need 3rd party restore integrations for Domino 12.0.1+.
    But this is something the community has to drive.

    There is a HCL GitHub open source repository to publish integrations:

    But someone would have to work with me to build the integration.
    It's no rocket science to build it. But we need customers or partners to work with the community project to write a reference implementation.

    The 3rd party restore has been designed for exactly this use case.

    [ Daniel Nashed / HCL Lifetime Ambassador ]

  • Guest
    Feb 12, 2019

    API already exists

    After restore issue automatic command


    tell daosmgr listnlo -o mymailobjects.txt MISSING mymail.nsf

    Then in TSM or any other backup utility, fire command to restore file and feed filenames from just generated mymailobjects.txt