Friday, December 12, 2014

Enabling DAOS, LZ1 and Document Compression in two clicks - The Details

As outlined in my previous post, we've added a super time saving way to make sure databases are DAOS enabled. Here are the details:

In this example we'll target a couple of databases that make decent candidates for DAOS participation, like most Document Libraries these are full of attachments, so these types of databases make great "low hanging fruit" for DAOS.

We can see these database are currently not enabled for DAOS participation.

Tick a box on Defrag.NSF's "Advanced" tab, enter the template name, you can enter multiple template names, mail templates, etc.

On the DBMT Schedule tab we have adjusted the DBMT schedule just for this example. That's it!  When this automatic maintenance schedule runs, Defrag.NSF will enable DAOS participation in the targeted databases and the attachments will be moved out of the databases and into the DAOS store as part of the automated Defrag.NSF  maintenance.

Here we see the results after the schedule ran, the same databases are now enabled for DAOS participation, the attachments have been moved out and as a result the space savings are apparent.

We can also see the DAOS State has changed to "Read/Write" and the DAOS count increased.

LZ1 Compression and Data Compression has also been enabled for the databases.

The databases have also been automatically compacted and defragged.

If you have a DAOS enabled server with mail files or other databases like Document Libraries containing attachments on your servers that may have slipped through the administration cracks and not been enabled for DAOS participation, even though they should been, (possibly as an administrative oversight?), this functionality in Defrag.NSF will automatically DAOS enable those databases and get those attachments into DAOS, it will also automatically pick up any new databases created in the future without the administrator having to think about it, or chase it up.

This is just one more thing Defrag.NSF makes easier, working for you to automate, and improve Domino performance, I/O and backups (and your performance as a Domino Admin), it's all easier and automated when you have Defrag.NSF on your servers.

As we've previously said you can do so much more with Defrag.NSF than just defragging

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