It was a long journey, as I had to first learn more about Linux, and VMs and Linux file attributes which were some big challenges. I also had to create many test servers to experiment with Docker commands to get the /local/notesdata volume mapped to a fixed volume outside of the container. This way, I can destroy the container and upgrade to rebuild with no loss of information. The only thing I have not yet gotten to work (more than once) is the new one-touch setup in Domino 12. I suspect that may be a problem between my keyboard and chair.
Anyway, I did not accomplish this alone. Several people in the Domino community were of help to me, mostly through their blogs and some answers email questions.
To all of you, thank you.
Does anyone have this running yet? It would be helpful to show a client.
At the same time, we must consider if the ship has already sailed for Notes & Domino. Many would say yes. The exodus from the platform -- both customers and vendors -- continues. And yet, I can tell from the new trials of our products that there are countries with active Notes and Domino users. While HCL are doing some amazing things and there is renewed and hopeful buzz around this. A key to reaching new customers will be not just new features in the product but a commitment to marketing, only time will tell how that will play out.
READ: No Brainer - Domino/Notes revival seen from a software publisher's perspective
Anyway, we were talking about the powerful search functions that are native to Notes and how these augment the value of any Notes database as well as eProductivity.
I mentioned that I had never been able to get the Domino Domain Search to work. (I have tried on a a few occasions over the years with no success.) In fact, it's one of the few Domino tools I have never gotten to work fully. Probably my error.
I thought I would ask here if anyone has gotten the Domino Domain Search to work, and if so, what they think of it.
I have hundreds of neatly organized Notes database (most, using the free eProductivity Reference Template) and to be able to search across all of these at once would be powerful not only for me but to recommend to customers...
Specifically, I'd like to learn how to:
1. Prepare a Linux VM to receive Domino, including mapping Program and Data directories and any access rights required
2. Install Domino for Linux, along with Fix Packs
3. Access the Domino console remotely
4. Start/Stop Domino server and properly shutdown Linux
5. What else should I make sure to learn?
I've setup Domino on Windows hundreds of times. (I've even set up Notes on OS/2 back in the day.) All of my recent experience, however, is with Windows. I have no experience with setting up Domino on Linux. The concept of mapping drives, rights, and administration are foreign to me. If I was comfortable with this stuff I would follow some of the blog posts I've found on setting up Domino in Linux. Frankly, when I see things like Daniel Nashad's script I realize I need some context and I think a conversation with an expert would be helpful.
I can provide
SERVER.ID, NAMES.nsf, and Domino Installer for Linux. To save time, I can even have the Linux OS (Ubuntu) operational in advance.
We can use GoToMeeting to share screen and keyboard/mouse.
Anyone interested in helping me out?