In-place Upgrade of HCL Domino 12.0.2 FP1 to Domino 12.0.2 FP2

Mindwatering Incorporated

Author: Tripp W Black

Created: 08/13/2023 at 09:39 AM


Adobe Creative Suite

Steps for In-place Upgrade of HCL Domino 12.0.2 FP1 to Domino 12.0.2 FP2

- Linux server OS is CentOS 8.x, existing HCL Domino is 64-bit, or course.
- The existing start-up script is the Nashed one. It's a few years old, but still worked, so we didn't replace it with the newest one.
- A FixPack can be installed on top of another FP. If an InterimFix is installed, it MUST be uninstalled by running the same ./installer again before applying the new FP2.
- The NUI_NOTESDIR command needs to be updated to your install's program folder location (current is /opt/hcl/domino).

In-Place Domino Upgrade to HCL Domino 12.0.2 FP2 from FP1:
1. Using Filezilla, copy the updated FP2 install file to the server in the server's downloads folder.

- The Domino 12.0.1 FP2 installation tar to a dom1202fp2 folder in the current users home folder
- In our case, we are using /home/myadmin/Downloads/dom1202fp2/

2. Start SSH Terminal to server. View and extract files.
$ ssh
<enter password>

$ cd /home/myadmin/Downloadsdom1202fp2/
# pwd
# tar -xvf Domino_1202FP2_linux.tar

3.Perform installation.
3a. Stop the HCL Domino services
# systemctl stop domino.service
# systemctl status domino.service
... Domino for xLinux (notes) shutdown completed
<ctl + c>

3b. Install HCL Domino 12.0.2 FP2:
# cd /home/myadmin/Downloads/dom1201fp2/linux64/
# pwd
# NUI_NOTESDIR=/opt/ibm/domino
# ./install
<go through the prompts. Use Tab to accept screens for a FixPack.>

Start the Domino server manually, or start with service and watch the local console if a GUI is installed.
To start manually, modify the lines below for your environment; start the server manually to upgrade the directory.
# cd /local/notedata/
# su notes -
$ /opt/ibm/domino/bin/server
<No directory update unless, answered N before. If applicable, answer Yes, with Y>

After letting it run for 5 mins or so, to confirm all is working, shutdown the Domino service.
> q
$ exit

4. Restart the Domino service as normal:
# systemctl start domino.service
# systemctl status domino.service

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