Automatic creation of archive DB when registering (a) new user(s) 
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: Mathieu Pape8090 04 Dec 2008
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When you register users, have an option to create an archive DB linked to the mailfile.
I'm in the middle of a migration of 500 users from Exchange. I can register the users via a text file but not create an archive DB for each one of them. This archive will in this case be used as target for their migrated Outlook data. Even with scripting this is difficult because you need to handle the archive profile etc...
I have tested an IBM idea : send a mail to all of those users, create an archiving policy to archive documents not modified in 1 day, launch a compact -a the next day .... very long and it doesn't work ! You have to open the mailfile and open the archive settings before it applies. Unacceptable, no?

1) Stephan H. Wissel1981 (05 Dec 2008)
If the policy doesn't work you need to open a PMR with IBM....
Or whip up a few lines of LotusScript.
2) Mathieu Pape8090 (05 Dec 2008)
Unfortunately we have a PMR open for this, they suggested the policy alternative... No other solution up till now. I'll try to keep you posted.
3) JP Liggett868 (15 Dec 2008)
Policy worked great for my exchange migration. We put all the exchange data in the local replica and setup scheduled local archiving via a policy.
4) Mathieu Pape8090 (15 Dec 2008)
Dear JP,
did you create the archives after your data migration and users entering the DB's?
What I have here is that users don't access their database yet but I need the archive before that. Then the policy doesn't work...
5) Jean-Yves Riverin458 (02 Jan 2009)
I did something similar a few years ago. In a migration from Notes 4.6 to Notes 6.5, i did a script to create an archive db for every users (5000). The archive db was created on the Domino mail server. No user's intervention needed

Everything was set:
ACL,Profile, DB options, Cluster replicas.

If your archive need to be local, i think that my code could be use too.

jriverin at G mail DOT com


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