problem with move server to new certifier
Ronald de Wit 03/25/2011 09:28 AM
Domino Server 6.5.5 All Platforms
I try to move a server from one certifier to another without re-installing it. I took the following steps, which i found on the net and thought useful):
1. Create a new certifier (/DE/NEWCERT).
2. Be sure to cross-certify in both directions (/DE/NEWCERT-> /DE/OLDCERT and /DE/OLDCERT->/DE/NEWCERT).
3. Create a new server registration with the new certifier (DEEMN001/DE/NEWCERT).
4. In your "all servers documents" view, duplicate the DEEMN001/DE/OLDCERT server document.
5. Edit the duplicate document and change the server name to "DEEMN001temp/DE/NEWCERT"
6. Edit the server document for DEEMN001/DE/NEWCERT (the newly registered document) and copy the value of the field "Certified Public Key" to your clipboard, under the Administration tab.
7. Next, paste in your new server document by replacing the "Certified Public Key" value in the DEEMN001temp/DE/NEWCERT server document.
8. Delete the DEEMN001/DE/NEWCERT server document.
9. Edit the document for DEEMN001temp/DE/NEWCERT and change the name to DEEMN001/DE/NEWCERT. Save and close out.
10. Duplicate all connexion documents where DEEMN001/DE/OLDCERT is the source or destination server.
11. Next, change DEEMN001/DE/OLDCERT to DEEMN001/DE/NEWCERT in all duplicated documents.
12. With your admin client, add DEEMN001/DE/NEWCERT in the access control list (ACL) of all Lotus Notes databases marked with 'Manager' access. Specify it as "Administration Server," using the advanced tab for MailFiles and other Lotus Notes databases, if needed.
13. Replicate names to all Lotus Domino servers.
14. Use a code-generated button to send an email to all Lotus Notes users with DEEMN001 as their home server, so that they can change the Mailserver Field in their location document. Button in migtools.nsf
15. Replace the "mailserver" field with "CN=DEEMN001/OU=DE/O=NEWCERT" for all users specifying DEEMN001 as Homeserver.
16. Stop DEEMN001 server.
17. Rename the existing Server ID (Server.id) file under the Domino Directory to .id_old as the extension (server.id_old).
Note: Place the ID file that was created during the registration of DEEMN001/DE/NEWCERT and change the name to Server.id to ensure that it corresponds with what is in your notes.ini file.
18. Copy the notes.ini file to Notes.ini.old.
19. Edit your notes.ini file, find DEEMN001/DE/OLDCERT and replace it with DEEMN001/DE/NEWCERT, and then save and close.
20. Restart your Lotus Domino server.
However, when i restart the Domino server, somehow it restarts as DEEMN001/DE/OLDCERT. I have no idea why!! Where does it get it's ID?? Nowhere in the notes.ini is a mention of DEEMN001/DE/OLDCERT anymore. And yet it starts as that server without any errors... WHY??
Ronald de Wit