After dealing with numerous issues with a large and problematic Lotus Notes database, I contacted IBM. They instructed me to run a Compact –c -i, Fixup -F, Updall -X, and Updall -R (in that order) with our Lotus Domino server offline.
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This seemed like a lot of work, so I developed a hands-off approach. I created a simple batch file to shut down the Lotus Domino server, run these tasks and restart the server.
I receive notifications on my cell phone when a Domino server goes offline. Therefore, I know when the maintenance tasks start. I'm notified again when the server is back online.
In our environment, the Domino server is installed at D: LotusDomino. Here is the batch file:
You'll need to modify this so that it points to your Lotus Notes database. You also must also verify that your server service is named so that both the net stop and net start work properly.
Once the batch file is created, go to "Scheduled Tasks" in the Control Panel, add the new task, point to the batch file, and schedule when you want the maintenance to run.
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