Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Hassle free Lotus Notes Recovery is now your cup of tea

A popular business email application is Lotus Notes by IBM and the server is Lotus Domino. Lotus Notes includes all business appplications such as emails, attachments, notes, calendar, contacts management, instant messaging and more. Both the Lotus Notes client application and Domino Server store the database in the form of .NSF file. Lotus Notes facilitates integration with other capabilities such as voice and video conferencing, blogs, forums and online meetings which has earned it a major user base in the corporate world.

This Lotus Notes database is not free from corruption which is often trigerred by the following factors:

Unexpected sytem shutdown (power failure)
Checksum mismatch
NSF file header corruption
Virus attack on the system
File system or Operating System issues

Once the database is corrupt all the vital NSF file data becomes inaccessible. The first step is to avoid any chance of corruption through the known factors. But if the database has become corrupt, then perform Lotus Notes Recovery using the following steps:

FIXUP: The first way to repair the database is to use FIXUP. Just ensure which system database you want to maintain and then stop all those tasks that are associated with them.
COMPACT: This task also requires that the database is question should not be accessed by another user or application by the time it runs.
UPDALL: Running this command will rebuild the view indexes for the corrupt database.

If in case, these commands fail to perform Lotus Notes Recovery, seek the aid of professional tools. These tools reapir the damaged NSF file and recover the data back into its original format. The data from the inaccessible NSF files is recovered into usable NSF files. One such powerful tool is “Stellar Phoenix Lotus Notes Recovery”.

This indigenous tool repairs and restores the NSF file data for Lotus Notes 7.x and 6.x. The software is compatible with Windows 7/Vista/Server 2003/XP/2000 and NT(SP6). This adroit utility can recover your NSF file items and lost style sheets, OLE objects, Java applets etc. This powerful NSF file recovery tool creates a new NSF file that restores all the emails, contacts, notes, journals, calendar entires and attachments. The software recovers data in three simple steps: Select, Scan and Save. The demo version of the software can be downloaded for free and it shows the first 5 items per folder.