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Status Under Consideration
Workspace Domino
Categories Administration
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 26, 2018

Take a single Database offline

There should be a possiblity to take a single database offline and e.g. do some maintenance work on it, like compact -c.
For active users which have an open database all the time, there is nearly no possibility to do a compact -c, so you have to put the whole Domino server offline because of this single database.
I know you can drop a user from his database, but this is not always possible because he can access it with different protocols like IMAP, HTTP or NRPC. So it's some really diffcult to drop the user!

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  • Guest
    Oct 31, 2018

    "drop" is working with NRPC (Notes) and HTTP connections, but not with IMAP. For IMAP there is another command: "tell imap drop session <sessionID>" ... and it's only a temporary state, as soon as a client reconnects you have to "drop" it again and hope you are fast enough.

    It would be just much easier for an admin if there would be a command to bring a DB offline and online as you need it.

  • Guest
    Oct 29, 2018

    Rainer Brandl used drop mail\maildb.nsf for his maintenance. He explained it in his blog post Domino ODS conversion with program document

    Is that a solution for you, too?