Using Mail Conversion Utility

To distribute a new install of Lotus Notes Connector or update an existing design, the Administrator can use this utility to automate the process.

 

The command Load Convert is the mail conversion utility.

It uses arguments for the options with this format:

load convert arguments
load convert   -? /? -a -c -d -e -f -g -h -i -l -m  -n -o -proxy -r -s -u

-w -x mailfilepath existingtemplatename newtemplatefilename

Mailfilepath specifies which mail file or files to upgrade.

Existingtemplatename specifies a certain mail file design to upgrade .  This is found on the Design tab of Database Properties. 

Newtemplatefilename specifies the template with which to upgrade the mail files.

 

Below are examples on how to use the command to distribute the Lotus Notes Connector.

 

Upgrading a single mail database

This example finds the mail database USER.NSF in the \MAIL subdirectory of the Notes data directory. The mail conversion utility replaces the current mail template -- regardless of which template the mail file uses -- with MAIL85.NTF, the Notes 8.5 mail template.

load convert mail\user.nsf * mail85.ntf

*    mail85.ntf template can be replaced by the template where LNC is installed.

 

Upgrading all mail databases in a directory

This example finds all databases located in the \MAIL subdirectory of the Notes data directory and replaces their design template with MAIL85.NTF, the Notes 8.5 mail template. 

 load convert mail\*.nsf * mail85.ntf

Upgrading a set of mail databases

To update a set of mail files, first add the users mail file path to a text file and then update the design from the text file.

Creating a text file that lists all mail databases in a directory

Use the mail conversion utility to create a text file that lists all primary mail databases on the server (it does not list replica mail databases). This example creates a text file, MAILLIST.TXT, in the C:\TEMP directory. MAILLIST.TXT contains a list of primary mail databases on the server but excludes replica mail databases. After the text file is created using this option, use the file to upgrade the mail databases listed in it. 

load convert -l c:\temp\maillist.txt

Upgrading all mail databases listed in a text file

This example finds all databases listed in MAILLIST.TXT, determines whether the databases use a design template name that matches Mail*, (mail8.ntf for example), and replaces the designs of the matching databases with MAIL85.NTF), the Notes 8.5 mail template.

 load convert -f c:\temp\maillist.txt mail*.ntf mail85.ntf