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Unread marks are not exchanged when a replica is created with AdminP

Technote (FAQ)


When a replica is created using the Administration Process (AdminP), the unread tables are not exchanged. This results in the unread tables in the replica to have all notes marked unread. In addition, when the Advanced Database Property "Replicate unread marks" is enabled, the unread log will correct the unread marks, but only for the last three months of data (the default cut off is 90 days.)


This issue was reported to Quality Engineering and has been fixed in Lotus Notes® 6.5.6, 7.0.2 and 8.0. The fix requires that source Domino servers is running the fixed version, and that the Domino Notes.ini file contains the following variable: ADMINP_EXCHANGE_ALL_UNREAD_MARKS=1

Note: In order to avoid issues it is advisable to apply the fixed version and Notes.ini parameter to all relative servers.

Excerpt from the Lotus Notes and Domino® Release 7.0.2 MR fix list (available at

SPR# BSPR67HN6W - Using a server based, Notes.ini variable (ADMINP_EXCHANGE_ALL_UNREAD_MARKS = 1), this fix will allow the exchange of unread marks when the Administration Process based replication is used to create and populate a replica between servers. Please note that the amount of time to perform the initial replication by the administration process will increase due to the additional work required to exchange all the unread marks.

Refer to the Upgrade Central site for details on upgrading Domino.

Document information

More support for: IBM Domino

Software version: 6.0, 6.5, 7.0, 8.0

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, OS/400, Solaris, Windows, i5/OS, z/OS

Reference #: 1245043

Modified date: 07 May 2010

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