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Issues when designing Notes database using Designer 5 on an R6 server

I am designing a Notes database using Domino Designer R5. This database is parked in the data directory on a Domino R6 server. If I deploy this database to my customer's R5 Domino server, will there be any technical issues?
When a database is created on the Domino 6 server, it's generally stored in the Domino 6 file format. That means you can't do an "operating system" copy of the file onto disk and give it to your customer -- Domino 5 will not know how to use the file. You must either create a new local copy or replica on your Notes 5 client -- which will automatically be in the Notes 5 format -- or use Domino Administrator to compact the server file into R5 format.

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Outside of copying the database through the operating system, there should be no issues. The design of the database will be R5.

—Len B.

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You can also go to the compact database option in the R6 Admin Client and revert the database design to R5

—Anynomous

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