Regardless of the environment (standalone or HA using an enterprise DB), restoring the backup will only be as good as when the backup was taken. Therefore, there may be some administrative actions lost (ex: wipes) and some set of devices may have to perform a recovery sync due to the fact that the device has changes more recent than when the server data backup occurred.
The data that is used by the Lotus Notes Traveler server is either in a central database if the Lotus Notes Traveler is in a high availability environment, or in a local file system Derby database if the Lotus Notes Traveler is a stand-alone server. The Lotustraveler.nsf is a view of the actual data that is populated in the Lotus Notes Traveler database and thus does not require backup. The backup consideration is on the actual database.
All deployments of Lotus Notes Traveler
In version 8.5.3 Upgrade Pack 1, the server configuration is maintained in the notes.ini file, so this file is important to back up for the server. notes.ini is a regular file and can be backed up using the operating system back up function.
Stand-alone deployments of Lotus Notes Traveler
The data that is important in a stand-alone Lotus Notes Traveler server is housed in the local file system Derby database. This information is all maintained on the file system of the server in
Back up this file system using the same backup strategy as other file systems on the server.
This database contains two main tables.
- User information
- Security information.
The user information is the synchronization anchors of the last time that the respective devices for each user has synchronized to the server.
The security information is the access status and security details on the server for each respective device. For example, the access status includes if a device has been wiped or blocked from the server. Security details include, for example, if there are particular security policies that are in place for the device, such as if a pin has to be configured on the device, and if the device is compliant.
If for some reason this directory is deleted from the server, the information will be recreated on restart of the server and all user and device information will be re-populated. The users are not required to be re-authenticated against the server, but on the first synchronization when this data is re-populated, the user might see a slight delay as this information is re-built. It is important to note that all security data will be lost, and any security actions such as wipes or deny access requests will no longer be in place on the server.
High Availability deployments of Lotus Notes Traveler
In this type of Lotus Notes Traveler deployment, all the data that is used on the server is maintained in the central database that has been configured for the servers to use (IBM DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows, or Microsoft SQL Server). Follow the database backup strategy of your company to back up the enterprise database.
Consult the product documentation for the respective database about how to properly back up these databases.