High fidelity archiving for IBM Notes databases
 

High Fidelity HTML Archiving for HCL Notes Databases

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Export Notes data to HTML format for easy viewing in a browser

Quickly and easily turn your Notes and Domino databases into self contained, read-only HTML sites. Forms are rendered almost exactly as they would appear in the Notes client. All views are reproduced in the archive, and your archived databases are full text searchable. The HTML representation stands alone and can be viewed with any browser, with no need even for a web server. And, you can easily import archives into Microsoft SharePoint just by dragging them into SharePoint Designer!

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Easily archive your databases and shut down your Domino infrastructure with no worries

Sorting and filtering options make it simple to find and select candidate databases for archiving. As soon as the database is added to the work queue, archiving starts in the background immediately. Super quick and easy to set up, you'll be archiving your first database within 5 minutes after installation. And, once you’ve archived your databases, you can shut down your Domino servers. As new features are added to the HTML archives, you can recreate them without needing your Notes & Domino licenses.

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Create open XML format archives for long term storage

As well as the HTML output, Export creates open XML archives that allow long term storage of data and design with no need for recurring runtime or server costs, and no tie-in to any vendor. Unlike CSV archives, the XML format faithfully stores rich text and file attachments. If you've ever wished you could just export Notes databases to CSV and maintain rich text and attachments, this is the answer.

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The archive captures both data as well as application design

The XML archive includes both the data as well as the application design, encoded using the well documented DXL format. So, if necessary, you could even regenerate Notes databases from the XML archives. Inclusion of design in the archive is important for regulated environments - you may have to prove that certain checks or features existed in the original application design at a much later date.

Archiving to both XML and HTML formats provides maximum future proofing at minimal cost with free access to nicely formatted, searchable data for users.

Browsable HTML Archives

Export allows you to quickly and easily create high-fidelity, searchable HTML archives of your Notes and Domino databases..

Users can easily navigate the archive, using nothing but a browser. Database views are reproduced, including categorized views. Forms are faithfully reproduced, just as they would appear in the Notes client. Switch to the Data tab, and all fields are surfaced in a configurable layout. Rich text is accurately reproduced, and attachments can be downloaded and opened in the normal way. Even full text search is supported, allowing users to easily locate archived data.

The primary use of an archive is to allow users to go back and find data that didn't get transferred into the new system. Teamstudio Export's HTML based browsable archives allow users to do just that, with zero recurring cost. You don't even need a web server!

 

And, if you're migrating to Microsoft SharePoint, you can easily import your HTML archives simply by dragging them into SharePoint Designer!

 

Secure, Open XML Archives

The thing about archiving a database is that you never know what you are going to need until you need it. And by then, it's usually too late. 

That's why Teamstudio's approach to archiving is to save everything - just in case. Storing archives in XML format allows us to save everything - field data, rich text including formatting, file attachments, even the database design. And it's all stored in text-based, non-proprietary format that can be read by any XML reader.

So, no tie-in to any vendor (not even us!). No need to pay royalties or subscription fees. Just Export your databases and store them somewhere safe, just in case you need them in the future. If a new version of Export adds extra features to the HTML archives, you can recreate the HTML from the XML version. No need to go back to the original Notes/Domino database. So, as soon as you’ve exported all your data to XML, you can shut down your Domino servers and relinquish your client licenses with no worries.

If you work in a regulated industry, you may need to be able to prove that your code had a certain feature built in. All the code is stored in the XML archive, along with everything else, just in case.

Archiving Made Easy

Export is easy to install. A stand-alone Windows app, just install it on a workstation that already has HCL Notes on it. As long as you have a Notes ID that has access to all the servers and databases that you want to archive, you'll be archiving in no time.

Sorting and filtering make the task of locating your archive candidates simple. As you locate each database to archive, right click, select Archive, and the job is added to the work queue.

Archiving starts in the background, allowing you to move on to the next candidate. As the archiving jobs complete, simple, clear icons in the main screen show you which databases have been archived.

 

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“Teamstudio Export is an excellent tool for archiving Lotus Notes applications and for assisting in our migration effort from Notes to Sharepoint/SNOW.”
— Janine Crosbie, Director of Systems Development at Pramerica