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Upgrading from Domino R5.0.3 to R5.0.11

SearchDomino.com expert Michael Lazar explains what you need to do to upgrade from R5.0.3 to R5.0.11, and opines about why such a migration should be taken a step further.

I am planning a Lotus Domino upgrade from R5.0.3 to R5.0.11. I am planning to install Domino code and copy the data DIR Notes.ini and Server.id. Should I run Compact -B or Compact -C after the upgrade? Do I need to do an Updall -R?
I would do the Compact -B and Updall -R, but the bigger question is, "Why aren't you moving to Domino R6 or Domino R7?" Domino R5 is at the end of its life. Unless it is for an application that cannot run on Domino R6 (rare), or if it's legacy and cannot be upgraded because of licensing, I can't think of a reason to still be on Lotus Domino R5.


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This was last published in May 2006

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