Disaster recovery of a Lotus Domino server
using circular logging
If circular logging is
enabled and the transaction log is lost, the Lotus Domino databases
can only be recovered to the point of the last backup.
To recover the Lotus Domino server and databases
when circular logging is enabled
Restore or re-install the
Lotus Domino server program directory (excluding the notes.ini,
cert.id, and server.id files) to the same location as before the
Check that the log
directory (logdir) is created and does not contain old files.
If the log directory was
not created, recreate the directory to the same location as before
the disaster occurred.
Do not start the Lotus
Domino server after performing the previous steps.
Restore the notes.ini,
cert.id, and server.id files from the last full backup of the Lotus
Domino server program directory to the same location as before the
To have Lotus Domino
create the circular log file in the log directory when the server
starts, set the following parameter in the notes.ini file:
Use the Lotus Domino
Agent to restore the databases to the Domino data directory.