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Notes Maintenace Application 
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: compact, notes, client, fixup, updall
: Henry Ferlauto3847 18 Jan 2008
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Create a small, end-user friendly applciation to essentially run all of the "n*.exe" programs in the Notes program folder.
In particular, the abiltiy to run "the big three" maintenance applications against one's local databases:
(1) Fixup
(2) Compact
(3) Updall
If you want to go for broke, add a scheduling utility (think:  anti-virus and anti-spyware software) that can perform the operations at a specified time, and have the ability to shutdown the Notes client, if running.

1) Rob Goudvis6585 (18 Jan 2008)
Nothing would prevent you by creating a cmd-file (formerly known as bat-file) with the following commands:

cd "\program files\lotus\notes"
nfixup %1
ncompact %1
nupdall %1

and run it from a dos-box with the relevant filename.

Now that I an writing this, I came up with the idea to test if the utilities would return a status that can be checked in the cmd-file.
2) Henry Ferlauto3847 (18 Jan 2008)
Rob - The emphasis is on "end-user friendly." :)
3) Paul Davies12381 (18 Jan 2008)
I agree that this isn't user friendsly. Perhaps it could be initiated by an adminisstrator to run on the workstation?

I also use a batch file to this depending on how 'tired' my computer is (actualy 3 seperate files which I combine as necessary)...

1) del "c:\program files\lotus\notes\data\cache.ndk"
2) "c:\program files\lotus\notes\ncompact.exe" "c:\program files\lotus\notes\data"
3) defrag c:/f
4) Slawek Rogulski8874 (18 Jan 2008)
Are you saying you want end users to have to concern themselves with such technical innards of the system that require compacting and fixing and such? I know that it is required and I supposed every driver needs to know how to change a tire. But I would rather see a system where these things run automatically in the background as needed and in stealth maintenance mode keeping things finely tuned. That would be user friendly.
5) Bill Malchisky9254 (18 Jan 2008)
Interesting concept, Henry.

@1, @3 ... You can run Program documents locally, so thus, I would think that a batch file could be included in that. Honestly, haven't tried that permutation though.
6) David Killingsworth4000 (30 Jan 2008)
This already exists in OpenNTF.org
7) David Killingsworth4000 (30 Jan 2008)
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8) Lye Fong Chow39 (20 Mar 2008)
Is it true that nfixup, ncompact and nupdall are only available if we installed Lotus Notes client plus Domino Administrator? I personally always have Domino Administrator with me so I am not sure if for majority of the users who don't have Domino Adminstrator, will they have these as well?
9) Bill Malchisky9254 (27 Mar 2008)
Yes, @8, those tools are installed locally by default.


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