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SnTT: Starting Batch Files with Program Documents-Update

by Thomas,
assono GmbH, Standort Kiel,

showntell-w120.png A small update for my blog entry SnTT: Starting Batch Files with Program Documents from 2007:

A friendly reader of our blog (Thanks, Ruaridh) brought my attention to the fact that the sample script didn't run through: It quits the server, but doesn't start it again, when started by a program document. Running it manually, everything works as expected.

After a long debugging session, I found the root cause: When a batch script tries to rename or delete a non-existant file, it prints a warning in the console, but continues, when it was started manually. If started by a program document, it simply quits.

The solution is to check, if the file exists, before trying to rename or delete it. Thus instead of writing:
DEL "%DOMINO_DATA%\log.nsf.4" >>"%BATCH_FILE_LOG%"
REN "%DOMINO_DATA%\log.nsf.3" "%DOMINO_DATA%\log.nsf.4" >>"%BATCH_FILE_LOG%"
better use:
IF EXIST "%DOMINO_DATA%\log.nsf.4" DEL "%DOMINO_DATA%\log.nsf.4" >>"%BATCH_FILE_LOG%"
IF EXIST "%DOMINO_DATA%\log.nsf.3" REN "%DOMINO_DATA%\log.nsf.3" "log.nsf.4" >>"%BATCH_FILE_LOG%"

The corrected batch script::

REM variable parts; to be adapted for each installation
SET DOMINO_SERVICE=Lotus Domino Server (notesdomino6)
SET DOMINO_PROGS=C:\Programme\Domino6
SET DOMINO_DATA=D:\Notes\Domino6
SET BATCH_FILE_LOG=%DOMINO_DATA%\weekly-maintenance.log

REM log settings
ECHO Weekly maintenance started >>"%BATCH_FILE_LOG%"
date /t >>"%BATCH_FILE_LOG%"
time /t >>"%BATCH_FILE_LOG%"

ECHO Stopping Domino service >>"%BATCH_FILE_LOG%"

ECHO Compacting system databases >>"%BATCH_FILE_LOG%"
"%DOMINO_PROGS%\ncompact" -c -i names.nsf >>"%BATCH_FILE_LOG%"
"%DOMINO_PROGS%\ncompact" -c -i admin4.nsf >>"%BATCH_FILE_LOG%"
"%DOMINO_PROGS%\ncompact" -c -i events4.nsf >>"%BATCH_FILE_LOG%"
REM Domino 7+ only
REM "%DOMINO_PROGS%\ncompact" -c -i ddm.nsf >>"%BATCH_FILE_LOG%"

ECHO Refreshing view in Domino Directory >>"%BATCH_FILE_LOG%"
"%DOMINO_PROGS%\nupdall" -R names.nsf >>"%BATCH_FILE_LOG%"

ECHO Save log database (4 generations) >>"%BATCH_FILE_LOG%"
IF EXIST "%DOMINO_DATA%\log.nsf.4" DEL "%DOMINO_DATA%\log.nsf.4" >>"%BATCH_FILE_LOG%"
IF EXIST "%DOMINO_DATA%\log.nsf.3" REN "%DOMINO_DATA%\log.nsf.3" "log.nsf.4" >>"%BATCH_FILE_LOG%"
IF EXIST "%DOMINO_DATA%\log.nsf.2" REN "%DOMINO_DATA%\log.nsf.2" "log.nsf.3" >>"%BATCH_FILE_LOG%"
IF EXIST "%DOMINO_DATA%\log.nsf.1" REN "%DOMINO_DATA%\log.nsf.1" "log.nsf.2" >>"%BATCH_FILE_LOG%"
IF EXIST "%DOMINO_DATA%\log.nsf"   REN "%DOMINO_DATA%\log.nsf" "log.nsf.1" >>"%BATCH_FILE_LOG%"

ECHO Restarting Domino service >>"%BATCH_FILE_LOG%"

ECHO Weekly maintenance completed >>"%BATCH_FILE_LOG%"
date /t >>"%BATCH_FILE_LOG%"
time /t >>"%BATCH_FILE_LOG%"

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