Backing up the Sametime dataAdded by IBM on November 23, 2011 | Version 1 (Original)
|Before installing a new release of IBM® Sametime, you should back up all important server data.
Before installing a new release of IBM
® Sametime, you should back up all important server data.
Before you begin
When upgrading Sametime on Microsoft
®, IBM AIX
® or Solaris, the install program provides the option of preserving your existing Sametime data, which includes meeting information, contact lists and configuration settings, or overwriting this information.
i installation program always preserves the Sametime data on existing servers. If you do not want to preserve the Sametime data, remove Sametime from the server with the RMVLSTDOM command before installing the new release. After the installation completes, run the ADDLSTDOM command to add Sametime to the server again.
About this task
When backing up your Sametime data, include the following information:
Table 1. Sametime server data to back up
Parent topic: Upgrading the Sametime server on AIX, Linux, Solaris, or Windows
Previous topic: Checking for supported releases for Lotus Domino and Sametime
Next topic: Upgrading the Sametime server application
|Data to back up||Comments|
|names.nsf ||This is optional if you can replicate from another Domino® server. After upgrading to this release of Sametime, you will need to convert the native Domino Directory to use LDAP format in order to register the server with the Sametime System Console.|
|notes.ini||Back up this file for possible reference after upgrade. |
|da.nsf ||Back up this file if you are using directory assistance. |
|vpuserinfo.nsf ||This contains user storage and privacy information, such as contacts lists. If you upgrade from a release earlier than 7.5, you will need to upgrade the design on this database.|
|It is not necessary to backup these files on IBM i as they are saved automatically during the upgrade process. The original sametime.ini and stconfig.nsf files are saved in a subdirectory of the server data directory. The name of the subdirectory is STprevious_versionBU. For example, the subdirectory name is ST751BU if you upgraded from Sametime® 7.5.1, and ST80BU if you upgraded from Sametime 8.0.|
|All customized data files, templates or applications (.ntf, .mdm, .scr, .bmp, .mac, .smi, .tbl) |
|All ID files, desktop.dsk, and pubnames.ntf|
|meetingserver.ini||(Sametime Standard only) It is not necessary to back up this file on IBM i because it is saved automatically during the upgrade process; the original meetingserver.ini file is saved in the server data directory as meetingserver.bak.|
|All recorded meeting files (.rap)||(Sametime Standard only)|