That sounds pretty good, though it may be better to restore from the 
nightly IFS saves (IMHO).

Just also wondering if you have run the Cluster Analysis tool?

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 wrote on 
08/17/2005 08:58:05 AM:

> We are running a cluster with 2 Domino servers on 2 separate AS/400s. 
> Domino server is our 'main' server and is used for mail and a few apps.
> The other Domino server is our 'backup' server and is left as restricted 
> the users unless we are switched to it on a monthly test, etc.  All mail
> and application databases are replicated in the cluster.  Configuration
> changes for the servers are VERY rare.
> Our current backup strategy is:
> -Both AS/400s are saved with an Option 21 full system backup once per 
> -The main Domino server is shut down each night and saved with a SAV
> command against the entire IFS (we check the results and are only 
> some Websphere logs, etc.  In other words, Domino is getting saved 
> -The backup Domino server runs continually and is not backed up on a 
> basis.
> Now that we're up and running well on this cluster and switchovers are
> working well, I want to verify that this scenario should work well 
> We are very comfortable with being able to restore the main Domino 
> from the nightly backup.  We are thinking that we would restore the 
> Domino server from the monthly Option 21 and let the cluster get things
> repopulated in the backup Domino server's databases.
> Is this a valid strategy?
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