Multiple instances of Lotus databases or scrap characters are displayed in the 'Lotus Domino Databases' backup selection.

Article:TECH29669  |  Created: 2003-01-16  |  Updated: 2013-08-22  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH29669
Article Type
Technical Solution


Issue



Multiple instances of Lotus databases or scrap characters are displayed in the 'Lotus Domino Databases' backup selection.


Solution



Lotus Domino server provides the functionality to set its Administrative console in a secure mode so that no one can use the console for administrative purposes unless the secure mode is set to "off."
 
After password-protecting the console, one cannot make use of  Load, Tell, Exit, Quit, and Set Configuration server commands or other programs that are not run automatically through Program documents in the Domino Directory or through the NOTES.INI file until the password is entered. Console security remains in effect until someone clears the password by entering a second Set Secure command with the same password. If the Lotus Domino console is set in a secure mode, then backup selections for Lotus Domino may appear as shown in Figure 1. This is normal and is not a problem with Backup Exec software.
 
Figure 1:


Figure 2 shows Lotus Domino selections when Lotus Domino is in unsecured mode.

Figure 2:


Securing the console would create an entry in the Notes.ini file, which could look as follows: SERVER_CONSOLE_PASSWORD=6A624D2C 1F91DE33 BB6289D3 9A282192. The console will stay secured even after a reboot occurs. The running console can be protected from the command prompt using the command SET SECURE <password> as seen in Figure 3.
 
Figure 3:
 
To unsecure the console, issue the same command again (as shown in figure 3).
The console can be permanently secured using the Lotus Domino Administration GUI. The password can be set under "Secure Console" as seen in Figure 4.
 
Figure 4:
To clear the password protection of the Lotus Domino Server console, use Lotus Domino Administrator | Server | Status, expand "Server" on the right-side and select "Secure Console." In the "Secure Console" dialog box, type the password, select the "Clear" radio button and click OK (Figure 5).
 
Figure 5:


Legacy ID



264757


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