- Upgrading versions. When you upgrade from a prior release, the installation and startup process will handle migrating any configuration or data that may have changed between versions. See Installing the Lotus Notes Traveler server for more information on upgrading a server.
- Moving to a new server. It is possible to move the server data from one physical machine to another.
- Integrating stand alone Lotus Notes® Traveler servers into a high availability pool. In this process, the local data from each servers is transferred to the shared enterprise database of the High Availability (HA) pool.
Existing Lotus Notes
Traveler servers can be upgraded to this release. The installation and start up process will handle the migration of configuration information and the upgrading of existing internal databases.
For this release, configuration information from a number of files and locations has been consolidated to only use notes.ini
parameters. As a result, parameter names have been changed. The installation process will migrate supported configuration settings to notes.ini
settings. There are some configuration settings, such as trace settings, that are not migrated. See Configuring Lotus Notes Traveler server
for more information on the updated configuration settings for this release.
Some of the properties in notes.ini
have been renamed to make the naming more consistent and easier to understand. See Notes.ini settings
for more information.
The upgrade process does not require an enterprise database. Upon startup, the server will automatically upgrade the existing internal database, retaining any existing data. Note that the service is unavailable during this upgrade processing. Due to extensive changes made to sync meta-data to improve performance, the upgrade can take an extended period of time, on the order of 2 to 3 times the amount of time it takes to run a defragmentation (load traveler -defrag
). As such, depending on the number of users and the quality of your hardware, a multi-hour maintenance window may be required to perform this upgrade. After the upgrade, a server can then be configured as part of an HA pool, if desired. See Integrating Lotus Notes Traveler servers into a High Availability (HA) pool
for more information.
Parent topic: Planning for installation and configuration