7.8 Adding a partitioned Domino server (DPAR)

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7.8 Adding a partitioned Domino server (DPAR)

This section describes the process if you want to add an additional Domino server using the same set of executables to your Linux. This is known as Domino partitioning (DPAR). If you partition the server, multiple instances of Domino will share one set of program files, but each installation will have a separate data directory.


The new Domino 6 feature that allows multiple installs cannot use DPARs because it requires separate program files, as well as separate data directories, for every Domino server instance. It thus requires more disk space than partitioning does, but adds flexibility.

We list here the steps necessary to add Domino partitions using the install script described in 7.7, "Installing the server executables using Script mode" on page 162:

  1. Decide whether the new Domino servers will belong to an existing Domino domain.

    • If so, register the new Domino servers in that domain and save the server ID files on your local workstation. Also edit the server document in the Domino Directory to meet your requirements for security, ports, and servertask settings.

      Make sure you have a way to copy it to the Linux system, such as FTP.

    • If not, proceed with step 2.

  2. Ensure that a Linux user ID exists for all new Domino servers. Do they belong to the correct group?

  3. Ensure that you have defined a dedicated TCP/IP address for every Domino server on your Linux.

  4. Create and mount the notesdata directory for each new server. Make sure they belong to the Domino user ID and that the permission bits are set correctly.

  5. Update your script.dat file with add_data_directories_only=1. This will prevent the program directory from being written.

  6. Set "installation_type".

  7. Specify the original program directory.

  8. Only specify new server's notesdata at data_directories.


    Do not specify any server's data directory that was already installed.

  9. Run the install script.

  10. Copy the server ID files from step 1 on page 163 into the appropriate notesdata directory.

    1. If your new Domino server belongs to a separate Domino domain, you have to run the server setup as described in 7.5, "Setting up the Domino server" on page 148 and create the new certifier and server ID.


    We do not recommend that you save server ID files in the Domino Directory. This is primarily because of security issues, but also because a server.id attached to the Domino Directory must be password-protected and this password will be required each time you start the server.

  11. Logon with the Linux user ID that belongs to the Domino server and start the server.

  12. Continue at 7.5, "Setting up the Domino server" on page 148 and run server setup for each Domino partition you want to install.

    If your new Domino servers belong to the same Domino domain as your old server, be sure to select "Set up an additional server" on the screen shown in Figure 7-23 on page 151.

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IBM Lotus Domino 6. 5 for Linux on zSeries Implementation
IBM Lotus Domino 6.5 for Linux on Zseries Implementation
ISBN: 0738491748
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
Pages: 162
Authors: IBM Redbooks

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