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IBM Domino: Moving the view indexes outside the NSF database


As a new feature in IBM Domino Feature Pack 8 (FP8) for IBM Domino 9.0.1 is that you can move the view indexes outside the NSF.

View indexes and Full Text Indexes are data derived from the "core" data, the documents in the database.


This means they can always be rebuilt, if you have the data in the documents.

Benefits from moving view index outside NSF:
1) A smaller database file size, to avoid reaching the 64GB limitation.
2) Faster database backup and restore.
3) Better performance by allowing concurrent access to database and views.

1) Very important when having large databases with many documents. View indexes can easily take up many GB.
Use the Administrator "Manage Views" to see the view sizes in the databases
Example (MB):

2) I use DomBackup (Openntf) which is very fast and does not care about indexes,
3) Updating view locks views so this is a very nice and important enhancement

How to enable
To enable moving view indexes outside NSF is very simple and need just a few steps.
1) You must run Feature Pack 8 (FP8)
2) Set parameter NIFNSFEnable=1 in Notes.ini and restart server.
3) Make sure you have transactional logging enabled on server and ODS is minimum 51
4) To enable the feature for a database you need to compact it with the parameters: "load compact -c -nifnsf on databasename.nsf"
It will the create an index file with the extension .ndx
This from a database I have enabled the feature for.


I have had no issues so far.
What about ACL, Readers? I asked IBM this in a Q&A and they told me that the view data was encrypted

There are other features like moving the index to another folder etc.
Have a look here https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSKTMJ_9.0.1/admin/admn_moving_views_out_of_databases.html
Published by: Jesper B. Kir at 13-03-2017 14:23:00 Full Post


Watch out ...Intel Atom C processors will completetly die due to a flaw in processor


If you have a NAS, a router (like Cisco), a firewall or a less capable PC with a Intel Atom C processor you might be heading for trouble.



Due to a "clock flaw" in the Intel Atom C2000 processors they are "likely to fail at an accelerated rate after 18 months of operation" theregister.co.uk states

Fail as in "completely die" and not boot again ...ever

The specific SKUs are:
C2308, C2338, C2350, C2358, C2508, C2518, C2530, C2538, C2550, C2558, C2718, C2730, C2738, C2750, and C2758 (stepping B0)

Intel is silent.

Have a look here
Published by: Jesper B. Kir at 10-02-2017 16:56:00 Full Post


Shrinking the 0.44 MB large IBM Domino favicon.ico to something useful


Normally favicons are very tiny graphic files, just a few KB in size.


But to my surprise I saw that the IBM Domino favicon was a whopping 449,4 KB in size . and took over 0.7 seconds to load



The reason is that an ICO file can contain many images inside and thus be a multi-purpose graphics file.

Which can be great at times.... but sending a half megabyte favicon is probably not what you want



If you want to keep the IBM Domino favicon but only a 16x16 version, you can just download the normal IBM Domino favicon from the server, open it in GIMP, delete all the layers except for a 16x16 image and save it again.

Upload it to the Domino server again to "Domino/html/favicon.ico".

If on Linux remember to change ownership.

After this change the file was 1.1 KB and loaded in an instant

Published by: Jesper B. Kir at 25-01-2017 23:41:00 Full Post


Synology Cloud Station - Important update 4.2.1-4374 ... much much improved performance


If you have been using Synology Cloud Station for instant backing up files from your PC/Mac to a Synology NAS, you have must likely been very disappointed with the performance.



It has been REALLY slow and Synolgy NAS running at 99% in CPU usage.

Well good news ...update your Synology NAS to the new Cloud Station version 4.2.1-4374 and you client software too.

You will now experience performance has improved manyfold! ...and it is actually very useful now :-)
Published by: Jesper B. Kir at 23-11-2016 9:58:34 Full Post


The non-existing Fix Pack 7 for IBM Domino - Notes is to be released in September


The Fix Pack 7 for IBM Notes/Domino is to be released i September 2016.



However is seems to be non-existing..?

If you look at the actual fixlist with the list of fixes, it does not contain anything for FP7.



So is IBM transferring the fixes from 9.0.2. to FP7 ..or what is going on?

We will see in September....(but still strange).
Published by: Jesper B. Kir at 01-08-2016 Full Post


From IBM Support a warning ...load compact -replica may cause loss of data


From IBM Support "LO83730: COMPACT -REPLICA CAUSE LOSS OF DATA IF USER MODIFY DURING COMPACT"


http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg1LO83730&myns=swglotus&mynp=OCSSKTMJ&mync=E&cm_sp=swglotus-_-OCSSKTMJ-_-E

Modifying documents while compacting with -replica may lead to data loss.

Quite serious since the hole point of using the -replica option is that the database should be accessible while compacting...well it is accessible ....but you may loose your data it you modify data...

IBM Solution: Don't use Compact -Replica while the server is online ...(??)
Published by: Jesper B. Kir at 31-07-2016 17:38:00 Full Post

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