Update MTBF utility (sandbox) to work properly with Domino 8.x 
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: MTBF, mean time between failures
: David Hablewitz15116 13 Oct 2009
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MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) sandbox utility has been around since R5.
The down time reported for crashes works fine, but the down time reported for server shutdowns is not working in Domino 8.  It typically reports 0 minutes down and occasionally a value of at or near max Int (65525, 65512, etc)
This product is one of those "as-is" things, but it would be nice if it were updated to work with the current software.  There is no formal way of reporting this, though I did call and report it through IBM Support. (the analyst said he would let the developers know when he met with them, but had to close the ticket.)
Please vote this one up and if you aren't using it, go check out this great statistical tool to track your server availability automagically in the developer works sandbox.  Also, the following text comes from the Help About document.  If you know John, let him know he made a great tool and ask him to tweak it for ND8.x.
Mean Time Between Failure
for Lotus Notes/Domino

Written 1995-2000 by John Paganetti, Iris Associates, Inc.
(C) 1995-2000 by John Paganetti, Iris Associates All rights reserved.

1) Rob Goudvis8695 (14 Oct 2009)
You hit the main problem with the Sandbox tools: upgrade to newer versions of Notes and the fixing of detected problems.

It is great that there is a Sandbox, but many times you wish that these isseus would get more attention.

NotesPeek is a typical sample too.
2) John Paganetti95 (16 Oct 2009)
I think I fixed this at the end of last year and then I fixed a bug in my fix!
05/13/09 5.8 JAP Fixed crash bug in calculating Outage Length more accurately
12/31/08 5.7 JAP Added fixes to calculate Outage Length more accurately

so latest version is 5.8 as of today 10/16/2009 - I think IBM closed down support for the download site as a resource action so I'm still looking for a new home to post latest versions...Send me an e-mail with what platforms you would like and I'll send you the latest and we'll see if it fixes your issue.
3) David Hablewitz15116 (20 Oct 2009)
Thanks John. We are using Windows Server 2003 and Domino 8.0.2, soon-to-be 8.5.1. I don't have your email address, so another IBM'er is forwarding my info to you.


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