The Importance of Database Backups

All Domino server files and databases should be backed up for disaster recovery purposes. This ensures that the system can be quickly (and hopefully easily) recovered in the event that a problem occurs. Problems can arise from an assortment of natural and human errors or other reasons. Either way, users simply want things "back to normal" and as quickly as possible. The solution is to back up the server and all database files on a regular basis. Considerations should include

  • Frequency of full system backups
  • Frequency of incremental "delta" backups
  • Number of tapes or CD-ROMs in rotation (if used)
  • Documented "Backup Process"
  • Documented "Restore Process"
  • Documented "Escalation Process" regarding disaster recovery
  • Contact names and phone numbers responsible for backup/restore
  • Periodic verification of both the backup and restore process

Work with your local Domino server administrator and IT support team to define, implement, and verify disaster recovery procedures.


If you cannot determine the disaster recovery process for the Domino server and database, consider periodically burning a local copy of the database to CD or DVD media.

An Introduction to the Lotus Domino Tool Suite

Getting Started with Designer

Navigating the Domino Designer Workspace

Domino Design Elements

An Introduction to Formula Language

An Introduction to LotusScript

Fundamentals of a Notes Application

Calendar Applications

Collaborative Applications

Reference Library Applications

Workflow Applications

Web Applications

Design Enhancements Using LotusScript

Design Enhancements Using Formula Language

View Enhancements

Sample Agents

Miscellaneous Enhancements and Tips for Domino Databases

Data Management


Application Deployment and Maintenance


Appendix A. Online Project Files and Sample Applications

Appendix B. IBM® Lotus® Notes® and Domino®Whats Next?

Lotus Notes Developer's Toolbox(c) Tips for Rapid and Successful Deployment
Lotus Notes Developers Toolbox: Tips for Rapid and Successful Deployment
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