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Notes.ini tips and tutorials

1176Selective editing of notes.ini settings can improve the performance of your Lotus Domino servers, but it requires a steady hand and the proper know-how. This collection of tips and tutorials will provide you with knowledge you need to successfully manage Domino server tasks and parameters through the notes.ini file.
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Notes.ini and mail.boxes transaction logging -- a cautionary tale
IBM Lotus recommends turning off transaction logging on newly created mail.boxes. You can use a parameter in the Notes.ini file to do so, but whether it works or not depends on where you get the parameter from.
What Notes.ini variables have become obsolete in Notes/Domino 7.x?
This straightforward table gives you the Notes.ini variables that have become obsolete in Notes/Domino 7.x. Even though Notes/Domino 7 will ignore these variables, it is highly recommended that you do take them out if they're still hanging around on your Domino server.
Editing the notes.ini file
There are three ways to edit notes.ini settings. This tip outlines those methods and explains step-by-step how to edit the notes.ini file using the safest approach -- a Configuration Settings document.
Ask Professor INI: Favorite Notes.ini variables
A fun article to finish up with; here you'll find the notes.ini variables that Lotus Business Partners are most often adjusting and modifying. Also included is a Q&A in which "Professor INI" fields notes.ini questions from everyday Notes/Domino administrators.
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Notes.ini settings
Here's an alphabetical master list of all the available notes.ini settings in Notes Domino 6.x. Click on a specific setting to see its syntax and a description of its purpose.
Domino tuning parameters in notes.ini
Discover several parameters in the notes.ini file that affect Lotus Domino server performance. This IBM Redbook explains how you can decrease your Domino server's load and improve its performance by minimizing the number of server tasks, the frequency at which they run, and the time in which they run.
Notes.ini debugging-type variables offers a solid overview of Notes.ini debugging-type variables and details how and when you should use them.
15 tips in 15 minutes: Managing Lotus Domino servers
While this tutorial is not completely about notes.ini files or settings, it is a solid refresher course on managing and optimizing a Domino server environment. Administration skills you'll learn include analyzing activity data, applying policies to users, automating server tasks, enabling transaction logging, defining a backup process, setting up authentication -- and much more.

This was first published in April 2007

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