APPLICATION MANAGEMENT


Synchronizing databases with master templates
To use a consistent design for multiple databases, database designers can associate databases or elements within databases with a master template. Designers can manually synchronize databases with a master template, but more often they rely on the Designer task to do this. When a master template design changes, the Designer task updates all databases that inherit their designs from the master template. The Designer task runs daily by default at 1 AM. The Updall task, which runs by default at 2 AM, updates the view indexes of databases changed by Designer.

For a server's Designer task to update databases, you must create a replica of the master template on each server that stores databases that inherit from the master template.

Caution To avoid inconsistencies during database updates, ensure that replicating servers do not update simultaneously.

After updating database designs, the Designer task also reloads the LDAP schema on a Domino server that runs the LDAP service. You can run the Designer task manually.

For more information on master templates, see Creating a database from a template.

For more information on the LDAP service, see Lotus Domino Administrator Help.

To run the Designer task using the Task - Start tool

1. From the Domino Administrator, in the server pane on the left, select the server on which to run Designer. To expand the pane, click the servers icon.

2. Click the Server - Status tab.

3. In the task panel on the right, click "Task - Start."

4. Select Designer and then click "Start Task."

To run the Designer task using a console command

1. From the Domino Administrator, select the server on which to run Designer in the server pane on the left. To expand the pane, click the servers icon.

2. Click the Server - Status tab.

3. Click Console.

4. Enter the following command in the command line at the bottom of the console, and then press ENTER:


Running the Designer task for a single database

If you want to refresh a single database, you can supply arguments to the design server command using the following syntax:

design [source-server [dest-server]] [-f single-db-to-refresh] [-d [single-dir-to-refresh]]

1. From the Domino Administrator, select the server on which to run Designer in the server pane on the left. To expand the pane, click the servers icon.

2. Click the Server - Status tab.

3. Click Console.

4. Enter the Load design command in the command line at the bottom of the console along with optional arguments to refresh a single database or all of the databases in a single directory, and then press ENTER.

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