I just do a fresh install of Lotus Domino 8 server in a fresh hardware.
The hardware is IBM Xseries 3650 with 2 internal scsi harddisks and with external storage that can handle up to 12 scsi harddisks.
The plan is, the two internal scsi harddisks will be configured as raid 1 and become C drive, where OS Windows Server 2003 and Lotus Domino 8 program files installed.
The external storage will become Lotus Domino 8 data files and else (transaction log etc).
Unfortunately, the external storage is not available yet, I must wait for another week. So while waiting for external storage, I installed Lotus Domino 8 program and data files in c drive. If the external storage arrived, I will configured some of harddisks as raid 5 and format it as D drive. Than I can simply move the Lotus Domino data from C drive into the D drive, and adjust the notes.ini manually.
I did this too many times without a problem.
But not with Lotus Domino 8.
After I moved the data and adjust notes.ini, I tried to start the Lotus Domino service, and I got this following error.
“An error occurred during license use management initialization. Ensure that you are running Domino with a valid license file.”
Curious I press enter and it show up another line of error.
So I killed Lotus Domino server and re-check the notes.ini, nothing is wrong.
Try to start the service again, and again I got the same error.
Restarted the server, still got the same error.
Start to ask Google.
After few modifications in keywords, i found it in IBM support here.
The solution is simple enough, reinstall Lotus Domino Server. 🙂
At least they not telling me to reinstall the OS too. :).