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Old 11-27-2008, 03:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question How to sync Lotus Notes Calender using Desktop manager

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I am a new 8120 owner, and am very pleased with it, except for....

I want to sync my work Lotus Notes Calender (v6.5) with my personal Blackberry using a wired connection. So I am trying Blackberry Desktop Manager. However, it hangs on 'Reading from Lotus Notes Calender' even if left for an hour or so. I have set it up to sync 7 days in the past to 30 days in the future.

I was able to do this on a shoddy Nokia using their PC suite, so surely it is possible on a Blackberry?

Any suggestions please? Could I use google sync or something instead?
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Old 11-28-2008, 11:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have found a program that does it - 'CompanionLink', which is an add in to desktop manager.

But the trial expires in 15 days. So, can it be done without this add-in?
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I have been syncing my personal BB with Lotus Notes this way for a while and have this problem occasionally. I've had to uninstall the BB Desktop Manager -> Reboot -> Reinstall -> Reboot again. This usually solves the problem for me. Not sure why it happens.
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Which version of the Desktop Manager are you using?
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Which version of the Desktop Manager are you using?
Hi, I'm using the latest (v4.7).
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Mine has been working fine with Notes 8.0 (and subsequently Notes 8.0.1) with the stock desktop manager v 4.3.
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Desktop Manager 4.3 (and higher) is required to sync with Notes 8 (Version 4.2.2 and lower will not sync with Notes 8)

I am thinking Desktop Manager 4.7 might not support Notes 6.5, you might want to try 4.3.. I haven't found any documentation supporting that yet, but it might be worth a try.
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Hi, I tried v4.3. I think it was working, but after 30 mins it had read 4000/~5000 entries in my calender in Lotus Notes (even though I had set it to read only 60 days in the future, so I would expect no more than 200 entries to get sync'ed) so I stopped it - as I can't believe it should take this long each time I want to snyc my calender!
I also tried v4.7 again, I presume this is doing the same (although it doesn't show how many entries it is reading).
So I am back to square one. The companion link add in does work, but is not free and now my free trial has expired!
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When you sync your BlackBerry it will scan your Lotus Notes Calendar then scan your Device calendar and make the the changes you have set, I would go back to 4.3

You do have 5000 entries, it shouldn't take 30 minutes but I wouldn't expect it to take30 seconds either.
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Ok. I've gone back to v4.3, at least this works. I have also deleted a load of old calendar entries, so now it takes about 10 mins to sync. Still too slow, but workable! Thanks for the advice.
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