Sync PNAB and NAB 
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: Dirk Stelloh2732 09 Dec 2009
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I read some ideas about syncing contacts between differnt sources (PNAB, recent contacts, ...). This made me sharing mine:
I'd like to sync entries in the PNAB with the ones in the domino directory. the contacts may be marked when copied into pnab (there is an action for this).
  • Sync may be bidirectional (local changes reflected in DomDir), but has to be restricted by a role or sth. simmilar
  • local changes may be protected (personal annotations, ...) form syncing/overwriting
  • Recent contacts may be updated too
When thinking about such a syncing mechanism, I'd like to enhance this idea by syncing to different adressbooks (web service, f.e. google).

1) Bruce Lill10666 (09 Dec 2009)
There are many sync agents out there that work already but it would make a nice openntf project. It would have to let each user select what they want to sync to. Or how about federated address book, like the calendar.

I have done sync agents but always for a CRM app since the mobile directory took care of the domino directory.
2) Bill Malchisky12192 (31 Dec 2009)
Maybe for small shops...when larger firms have 200+MB (being kind) Directories for thousands of users, pulling in each respective user's contacts and recent contacts would kill server performance starting with view indexing, while ballooning that NSF's size and then having to replicate all of that data across the enterprise, only makes additional work for admins to write selective replication formulas to avoid a huge pipe (bandwidth) killer at small remote offices.

The "Copy into Personal Address Book" action is loathed by many admins, as it definitely creates routing issues when that user's name/address is changed--for starters.

Nice in theory, but the implementation seems, well, like there are better ways to do what you might like...if you want to backup the data, user Domino roaming user profiles.


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