When my Domino server crashed back on Thanksgiving weekend, my DR plan was 
all in my head - just had to know what to restore from BRMS nightly 

Why did it crash? Refer to my very first blog entry:


In a nutshell - eStorage (BCC) disk drives. My blog entry is about how our 
payroll AS/400 crashed, but the same thing happened to my Domino box too. 
That's what prompted us to get another iSeries for a cluster.

I was pretty livid about the disk drives. I understand that eStorage 
figured out why certain companies were experiencing drive issues - had to 
do with drive timeouts and the system thinking the drive had failed. This 
killed 2 of our servers. I still have the drives in my cluster Domino box, 
but haven't had an issues whatsoever since putting on the latest microcode 
from eStorage. Another company in my area had about 500 drives they were 
ready to send back. We only had about 30 total drives and eStorage was 
able to go to this other company and do some live testing to find out what 
was happening. I tried to give them the benefit of the doubt - but now 
that IBM has slashed DASD prices there's not a really good reason to go 
3rd Party and lose IBM Support partially ("oh, you have eStorage drives - 
call them, it's not our problem...").

Chris Whisonant
Senior Mid-Range Systems Administrator
IBM eServer Certified Systems Expert - iSeries Technical Solutions V5R2
IBM Certified System Administrator - Lotus Notes and Domino 6/6.5
803.326.7270 | 803.326.6142 fax

domino400-bounces+chris.whisonant=comporium.com@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote on 
07/12/2005 09:17:38 AM:

> Her Rob, 
> Do you have a checklist or project plan you would be willing to share 
> your last Disaster Recovery test for Domino on iSeries. 
> I am not lazy however they systems management group here wants extensive 

> documentation and I am busy trying to document our custom domino 
> applications
> for testing. 
> Thanks, 
> Sean 
> http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com
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