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Tombstone a Domino server after its Domino Directory is more than 90 days old 
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: Andrew Luder135 10 Mar 2010
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A previous employer had the problem that a Domino server could be disconnected from its domain for up to six months and the other domain server's Domino Directory and AdminP replicas would only contain deletion stubs for all documents deleted within the last 90 days (default). Consequently, there is always the possibility that old documents can be added back into the domain even when the old domino server is in a deny access group and desktop replication is used, or just even through other human error....  
 
Guys on the 2nd level became so desperate to ensure that "zombie" documents (old documents resurrected from the grave) wouldn't be added back to current replicas,  they changed each Domino Directory replica's "Remove documents not modified in the last (days)"  setting from the standard 90 to 9999 days in an attempt to keep every deletion stub in the replica's history. The only problem was this produced more than 300000 deletion stubs replicating around and this blew the 64Kb limit on each  Domino Directory replica's UNK table and the "Database cannot allocate space" error occurred on all server consoles and the domain stopped... :- (  
 
Thankfully in 656 the fixup -i option was introduced to increase the size of the UNK table past the 64Kb limit. The UNK table contains entries (pointers) for both current and deleted documents.  
 
So how do you 100% ensure that zombie documents do not come back to life in the Domino Directory and Adminp databases? 
 
In Active Directory it tombstones (turns off) a domain controller after 60/90 days and I would recommend doing the same thing to a Domino server when its Domino Directory and Adminp replicas haven't been modified after 90 days. To resolve would require replacing the old server's replicas with a file copy of the domain's current "names.nsf" and "admin4.nsf" databases or using a nicer GUI method to achieve this.



1) David Hablewitz15192 (23 Jun 2010)
See this idea for an expanded version.
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2) Bill Malchisky9249 (08 Jul 2010)
I would prefer an option to kill all the connection documents or automatically disable replication. There can be cases where a server get relocated, then project delays with the site cause it to be disconnected from the NotesNamed Network for greater than 90 days, but it is an active server.
3) Bill Malchisky9249 (08 Jul 2010)
@0 Cross-link this to @1's idea.










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