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All users must use a Domino server instead of a file server

Users are getting the following message when they try to access a database, "This database is currently being used by someone else. In order to share a Notes database, all users must use a Domino Server instead of a file Server." The error is just random. The database size is only 400MB. When I checked with one utility, it shows the file is used by nserver.exe. There is no backup running at that time and no anti virus software is installed on the server. It's happening for three out of four servers.OS: NT 4.0; Domino Server: R 5.04a. The only way to resolve this issue so far is to reboot the server.
You say no backup is running but you didn't say what product you use. If your product doesn't have a specific Lotus Domino open file agent (or if you are not using it), then the backup software is most likely your culprit. Another option is the OS. If your server has more than 180 GB of used space on it, then you run into a Windows NT open files in buffer limitation that causes this error. The only cure for this situation is an upgrade to Windows 2000 or another OS, such as UNIX or Solaris.

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