They should have the same replica ID. Doing it that way you would have 
more up-to-date data and not have as much to replicate.

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 
08/17/2005 09:21:12 AM:

> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Gotcha... restore the DBs to the backup server from the main server's 
save
> (same replica ids), right?  That would be another option, I guess...
> 
> When we do a monthly test, we leave the main server down for a day and
> generally see things replicate back pretty quickly... I just want make 
sure
> this would hold true after a restore from an earlier backup.
> 
> 
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> 
> I was thinking you could restore what you needed to the backup from the
> primary that's saved nightly.
> 
> The analysis tools checks for replica existence, consistent ACL, etc...
> 
> 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
> 08/17/2005 09:06:01 AM:
> 
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Agreed, but the backup server isn't getting the IFS saved nighly.
> >
> > Refresh me on what the cluster analysis tool does... I think I ran it
> when
> > setting things up initially...
> >
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> >
> >              08/17/2005 08:58
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> >
> >              Please respond to
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> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > 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
> > 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
> > 08/17/2005 08:58:05 AM:
> >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > We are running a cluster with 2 Domino servers on 2 separate 
AS/400s.
> > One
> > > 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
> > to
> > > 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
> > month
> > >
> > > -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
> > missing
> > > some Websphere logs, etc.  In other words, Domino is getting saved
> > fully).
> > >
> > > -The backup Domino server runs continually and is not backed up on a
> > daily
> > > 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
> > enough.
> > > We are very comfortable with being able to restore the main Domino
> > server
> > > from the nightly backup.  We are thinking that we would restore the
> > backup
> > > 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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