Directory Catalog - Faster And Smaller

I recommend the Directory Catalog as a great method of publishing numerous
NAB's to users. I used a 7M Directory Catalog database to publish 15 NAB's that
are 700M in size. This is a great way to save some hard drive space and reduce
replication time between servers.
To setup Directory Catalog, simply do the following:

Replicate all Address Books that you want to include onto 1 server called the
directory server.

On the directory server, create a new Directory Catalog database called
dircat.nsf

Go into dircat.nsf and create a configuration that is best suited for your
users. Be sure to list the actual file name of directories (full path realtive
to the data directory).

Go into the server doc for the directory server. On the server Tasks-Directory
Catalog Tab, input the name dircat.nsf and set up the schedule as appropriate.

Launch the catalog service on the notes server containing all of the
directories.

If you want the Directory Catalog presented to a user by their home server, or
if you want a server to use the Directory catalog for mail routing, put the
filename of the catalog database into the Directory Catalog field of the
appropriate server document.


Note, this only works for r5 servers and r5 clients.
This was first published in November 2000

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