Thursday, May 3, 2012

Perform Lotus Notes Recovery by Compacting database when it exceeds its size limit

IBM Lotus Notes is a collaborative client application used for accessing business emails, calendars along with instant messaging, web browsing and many more features. The application works as a client for IBM Domino Servers. Lotus Notes stores all the data as a NSF (Notes Storage Facility) file.

The default size limit for OS is upto 64 GB for IBM Lotus Notes. When the database reaches this maximum size limit it gives the following error:

Database (.nsf) has grown too large; use File New Replica to recreate your file with larger capacity.

When Lotus Notes database exceeds its set size limitation, then, Lotus Notes Recovery is required using compaction. Compacting the database removes the allocated space that is unused, thus, making the database more efficient. This unused space once released becomes useful. Unless NSF file recovery is done, each time the Lotus Notes database is attempted to be accessed, the aforestated error message will appear.

In order to compact the database in question, select the database that you need to compact. Then, right click on it and choose properties. From there, choose the option to compact from the second tab. This should help free the unused space from the Lotus Notes database and make it accessible once again.

Nonetheless, there are situations when the compacting process will fail to resolve the issue. If that happens, there is no need to worry about loosing the precious Lotus Notes data. Reliable third party Lotus Notes Recovery tools are available that can take over and recover all the inaccessible data from the NSF file. These professional utilities are able to efficaciously recover Lotus Notes database and all the mail components such as emails, contacts, attachments, To-do lists, calendar entries and more.

Stellar Phoenix Lotus Notes Recovery” is one of the most popular Lotus Notes Recovery software that is trusted by millions of users across the globe. This adroit tool can repair and restore the NSF files for Lotus Notes versions 7.x and 6.x. During recovery the software keeps the original file format intact. This dexterous tool creates a new NSF file with all the emails, contacts, notes, journals etc, and saves it at a user specified location.

Prior to recovery the demo version of the software offers a preview of the first 5 items in each folder. The software generates a log report of the recovery process for future reference. This preeminent Lotus Notes Recovery software is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, Server 2003, XP, 2000 and NT(SP6).