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Domino Start Script Update V 3.3.0

Daniel Nashed  2 January 2020 16:52:42

The new version of the Domino Start Script is available.

Basically there are 3 new features/changes

Updated AIX support including supporting the install script.

Updated Container support which is needed for other container implementations. In Version 3.2.2 only Docker was properly detected.
I have been using this feature already for the Domino on Docker script and it is now included in 3.3.0.

A bigger back-end change is the way the server console works.

Until now the command read from console is echoed into the notes.input file with >>.
For some reasons we never really figured out in detail, even the text was written into the input file (which is used as an input file with <, when the server is started),
in some cases the server process does not accept those commands any more until the server is restarted.

While troubleshooting a customer came up with another approach to send the command over to the server, which worked more reliable in our tests.

The server command is send to the running server via  server -c "command". To get this reliably working,
I have added some sanity checks for the input read from the console and also I am checking if the server is running.

This new behavior is enabled by default and you can revert back to the existing functionality with a new config parameter.

In addition this allows now also a live console when using the server controller (by figuring out the output file from notes.ini),.

The input redirection file is still there but not used any more. This functionality has been like this from the very beginning and I wasn't sure I want to change it.
But it appears to work reliably. Let me know what you find out in your environment.

-- Daniel

V3.3.0 01.01.2020

New Features

Updated container support for other container environments than Docker (detecting other container run-time environments)

Updated support for AIX including install script


Changed live console functionality

Up to now the live console wrote into the notes.input file which is connected to the server process (< input file).
With the new functionality the commands are send to the server via server -c  "command".
This change is intended to solve an issue with a stall console in some situations.
In addition this allows live console functionality also in combination with the server controller.
The script detects the current server controller file (via notes.ini setting DominoControllerCurrentLog).
You can switch to the previous behavior via DOMINO_CONSOLE_SERVERC=NO.

Removed legacy configuration from rc_domino_script, which was confusing


1Michael Werker  19.02.2020 14:53:47  Domino Start Script Update V 3.3.0

Hello Daniel,

We are still using the SLES 12 SP4 and are planning an update to SLES 15 SP1. I would like to have the new start script.

Thank you for your effort to keep this start script up to date.


Michael Werker

2Daniel Nashed  21.02.2020 10:47:34  Domino Start Script Update V 3.3.0

@Michael, I sent you the current version. But you can also request it via mail to the documented addess with the documented keyword.

A pre-delivery agent will automatically send the current version of the start script.

-- Daniel

3JD Dekker  03.03.2020 10:11:52  Domino Start Script Update V 3.3.0

Hi Daniel,

I would like to update the startscript from version 321 to the latest.

Where can I download it and can I just install it over the 321 version?

Kind regards,


4Elvis Henriquez  20.03.2020 15:50:52  Domino Start Script Update V 3.3.0

Hi Daniel.

Awesome work you've been doing so far. Thank you very much for sharing.

Could you please send the latest Start Script ?


5Jure Puhek  06.05.2020 11:57:47  Domino Start Script Update V 3.3.0

Hi Daniel

Can you please send me the script? Thanks for your awesome support on this subject!

Regards, Jure

6Tim Heuer  11.05.2020 0:35:42  Domino Start Script Update V 3.3.0

Hello Daniel,

can you please send me the script?

Thank you very much for sharing.

Regards, Tim

7Jérôme Deniau  12.05.2020 19:40:10  Domino Start Script Update V 3.3.0

Hi Daniel,

Can you please send me the new script update? Thanks!


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