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Domino 7.0.3 is still the most stable release



After a year of testing Domino 8, it still has bugs which prevent it from being used in production.

  • Agent Manager crashes Domino
  • HTTP agents which open a view and user closes the web page before the agent finishes, causes the agent never to end
    • I suspect this agent orphanization happens also under other circumstances, but it does never happen in 7.0.3

    Domino 8.0.1 on openSUSE 11.0 has been very stable though, so I suspect that it is mostly Windows Domino 8 related

The recently released 8.0.2FP1 caused a server to shutdown unexpectedly today.

  • I'm still monitoring this behavior, and if it repeats, I need to upgrade to 8.5
    • Now it shutdown the server 2 times, and I upgraded to 8.5
      • It has been stable after upgrading to 8.5

Domino 8.5 has crashed several times on our AIX server, and only once it has even left a nsd file to diagnose.

  • However, on other servers (Windows 2003 32-bit), it has worked fine so far
  • Also all other Domino versions crashed on the AIX server
  • Quite often even AIX itself crashes, and needs an IPL to recover
  • I got AIX 6.1 CDs now, so I will try if upgrading the AIX5L 5.3 version will cause less often crashes
  • Domino 8.5 has also a bug which causes the compact command to increase the file size, instead of reducing it
    • It could be that Domino 8.5 is unable to use design and document compression, this would explain the size increase, which can be fixed again by downgrading to Domino 8.0.2 and compacting there

Domino 7.0.3FP1 has crashed exactly at the same time every night.

  • This is a known issue due that Domino+Tivoli+TSM+Remote Desktop doesn't work together, and the workaround is to run Remote Desktop with the /console option
    • I'm monitoring now if this workaround causes less crashes, if not, then I will need to downgrade to 7.0.3
      • This workaround, suggested by Alise Latvia, seems to have fixed the problem

Domino 7.0.3 crashes sometimes, but it leaves a nsd behind, so the causes for the crashes have been fixed or workarounded.

  • Most crashes were caused by other causes, like FTI corruption, harddisk failures, etc... Only a few cases remain where the cause of the crash was left unknown.<li> Monthy average uptime of 99.5% is easily possible with Domino 7.0.3




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