As one who's had to restore from an iSeries crash due to 3rd party drives, 
here's what I found out you should have:

Everything in Data directory(s) that's vital (NSF, NTF, *.id, notes.ini)
Server installation code (CD from Lotus or D/L from passport)

Reinstall code, restore ID files (server/cert), CFGDOMSVR for each of your 
servers, restore data directory....

That's the nutshell version of what I remember taking 12 hours with good 
backups.....  =)

Chris Whisonant
Comporium
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
http://cwhisonant.blogspot.com/

domino400-bounces+chris.whisonant=comporium.com@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote on 
08/02/2005 03:33:19 PM:

> 
> The data directory you see via Option 12 is the data directory I was
> referring to -- I write it to savefile using a SAV command in my CL 
program
> every night, along with the /QIBM/UserData/Lotus directories.
> 
> I'm not sure what you mean by "get it back into the other misc
> '/QIBM/UserData/Lotus' genre of directories", though.  Are you saying 
that
> I need to restore the data directory, CFGDOMSVR, then restore
> /QIBM/UserData/Lotus?
> 
> I'm not following the reference to TCP/IP configuration unless you are
> using that as a way to transfer your saved data from server A to server 
B.
> Since I've only got one box to work with, that would be moot for me.
> 
> Thanks for your response,
> Patrick
> 
> domino400-bounces+ptrapp=nex-tech.com@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote on 08/02/2005
> 01:59:04 PM:
> 
> > I "think" that if you did a WRKDOMSVR and used option 12 to see the 
data
> > directory that you should be able to save that directory.  Then on a
> > different machine make sure it has the same version of Domino loaded.
> > Restore your server and do a CFGDOMSVR and get it back into the other
> misc
> > '/QIBM/UserData/Lotus' genre of directories.  Make sense?  A little
> TCP/IP
> > configuration may be needed (ADDTCPIFC stuff).  But I have a tendency 
to
> > save a few of these directories nightly anyway.
> >
> > Rob Berendt
> > --
> > Group Dekko Services, LLC
> > Dept 01.073
> > PO Box 2000
> > Dock 108
> > 6928N 400E
> > Kendallville, IN 46755
> > http://www.dekko.com
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > "Patrick Trapp" <ptrapp@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent by: domino400-bounces+rob=dekko.com@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> > 08/02/2005 01:49 PM
> > Please respond to
> > Lotus Domino on the iSeries / AS400 <domino400@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >
> >
> > To
> > domino400@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> > cc
> >
> > Subject
> > Backing up multi-version releases
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Now that the dust has settled after our upgrade to 6.5.4, I've been
> > studying the changes in the file structure for the server to support
> > multi-versioning.  I want to make sure that I'm still backing up all 
of
> > the
> > necessary files.
> >
> > I'm sure there are much more sophisticated backup strategies 
available,
> > but
> > I'm using a simple CL to end the server, write the files to savefile,
> > restart the server, then write the savefile to tape.
> >
> > Currently, I'm saving the data directory from my server (where the
> > databases are stored), /QIBM/UserData/Lotus/*, and the QNOTES and
> > QUSRNOTES
> > libraries.  In the redbook Installing and Managing Domino for 6.5 for
> > iSeries, it indicates that "backing up all Domino databases" simply
> > requires the data directory and /QIBM/UserData/Lotus/Notes/*.
> Apparently,
> > QNOTES and QUSRNOTES are part of the "program libraries" -- so should 
I
> > drop them from my backup?
> >
> > I'm looking on pages 133 - 135 if anyone wants to see what I'm talking
> > about.
> >
> > Also, my iSeries resource guy indicated that if we had a disaster and
> > needed to recover the entire Domino server (but not the iSeries) that 
we
> > could delete the Domino libraries and folders, re-install the server
> > software, and restore our backup.  By Domino libraries, I'm expecting 
it
> > to
> > be all those listed on page 133 of the redbook stated above.  Is this 
a
> > wise approach or are we asking for trouble?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Patrick
> >
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