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Workspace Domino
Categories Administration
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 17, 2020

What are .dtf and .tmp files and how do you remove them from the Data directory for Linux Environment

Removing the dtf and tmp files that was created on the data directory. No directory folder will be used since dtf and tmp files are automatically created on under data directory. 


Specific Details of the operating system

Linux plinux 4.12.14-95.29-default #1 SMP XXX XXX X 12::34 UTC 2019 (47e48a4) s390x s390x s390x GNU/Linux



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  • Guest
    Aug 31, 2021

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  • Guest
    Feb 17, 2020

    DTF files stand for Domino Temporary File and they are different types of those temp-files.

    They should be cleaned up either automatically during runtime or if the server is restarted. But it can happen that some DTF files remain on disk.


    There are settings to move them into different directories. For temporary files for view updates there is notes.ini view_rebuild_dir which can point to a temp fs on Linux if sufficient space is free e.g. 20 GB (because the calculation of space needed is a very vague number). tmpfs isn't really using the space until needed and it is well optimized balancing memory for processes, file-system cache and tmpfs..

    There are other type of temp files with the extension .tmp. For example when you use a server console command, the result is written to a tmp file. Or also debugging for SMTP inbound connections are written into st*.tmp files (those files are not cleaned up).

    There is a notes.ini notes_tempdir can be used to move temp files.


    This isn't Linux specific at all (beside the temp fs I mentioned).


    But for Linux you can use my free and widely used start script to handle deletion of those temp files at restart of the server.  It has a couple of options to take care of temp files and logs.


    But most of the files should be cleaned up at shutdown anyway as I mentioned above.



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