Dec 26, 2017, 4:36 AM
4 Posts

can't find server with other one down

  • Category: Configuring
  • Platform: Windows
  • Release: 9.0.1
  • Role:
  • Tags: domino 9.0.1
  • Replies: 5


I recently created a new domino server(egdomino2). based on a primary domino server(egdominoserver ), everything is working fine except for one thing, when i turn off the old server,egdominoserver, i can't acess the new server.,egdomino2(via notes client and lotus administrator), i can only access it via domino console.

I get the message looking for egdomino2 in last know address but he is never found, oh egdominoserver is just a mail server, it's not the domain server.

What can it be?


Dec 26, 2017, 5:02 PM
314 Posts

Did you create a dns entry for the server?  If you put a ip address in for the server name this will create a connection doc in the local name.nsf.  

Dec 27, 2017, 7:50 AM
4 Posts

do you mean in the domino server? there is a dns entry in the domain server, i didn't create anything related to dns in domino

Dec 27, 2017, 10:40 AM
55 Posts
connection document

it sounds like the Notes client only knows how to find the new server by asking the old server. Here are a couple of things you can try:

1) in the client, go to file>preferences>notes ports - use the 'trace' button to trace the path to the new server (using the server's Notes name 'egdomino2/domain') see how the client finds the new server when the old server is on, and again when the old server is off. this should give you a clue to the problem

2) you can create a 'connection document' in the client for the new server - in the 'contact' database under the 'advanced' tab. there you can associate the Notes name of the new server with a dns name or IP address so the client will always know how to get there. this may not be a good solution for your entire environment as it is not easy to create connection documents and distribute them to a large number of client computers, but if you only need this problem solved on a small number of clients it may be helpful.

Dec 29, 2017, 6:40 AM
4 Posts
will try

Stuart, that's the kind of answer i was looking that was my guess also i just didn't know how to solve it.

ill try those changes and let you know the results, thanks

Dec 29, 2017, 10:03 AM
4 Posts
no go

well that didn't work but i think i found out the problem, if  you see the image the new server is using the domino directory from the old server(egdominoserver) i think it should be MGC directory on EGDOMINO2/MGC (the new server)


i'm going to try and change that