One of the Achilles tendons for Domino thus far, has always been Linux release. There is not many users, not much of documentation, installers don’t always run without meddling with the code and you have to write your own code to start and stop Domino on system start/shut down. So why use Domino on Linux platform anyway? It is definitely cheaper, the system is more stable and based on my experience Domino requires less resources to run smoothly.

We installed our Sametime 8 server on Domino 8.0.0 on Linux platform (our very first Domino Linux install) and I must agree, that it is one of our most stable servers. However, as always, there is a catch. Now, that 8.0.2 is out, we finally decided to upgrade our servers. So we also upgraded our smoothly running Sametime server. Unfortunately, it appears that Domino 8.0.2 (despite using update option) removes certain directories used by Sametime, thus making it non-operational. What I had to do is perform an upgrade of Sametime to 8.0.1, that luckily exists. I expect that if I already had installed Sametime 8.0.1 in the past, I would have to perform a re-install for Sametime.