Tuesday, February 6, 2024

What do the symbols in the Databases Indexed view mean?

 What do the symbols in the Databases Indexed view mean?

The Databases Indexed view in the Optimizer contains a wealth of information about your full text indexes. Here's a quick guide to what the symbols mean and how you can spot issues:



One wonders what a Databases Index view could reveal about your server. Why not find out with a free trial of the Optimizer ?

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Domino 12.0.2 FP3 is now included in our Security Check Application.

We are happy to announce that our proprietary security check application is now compatible with the newly released HCL Domino 12.0.2 FP3. This upgrade makes our application more necessary than ever in maintaining the security and integrity of your Domino server, helping you keep track of any missing security fixes and updates.

As you may know, running old and outdated software can pose a significant cybersecurity risk, as older software versions may contain known vulnerabilities and security weaknesses that cyber attackers can exploit. Our security check application's primary role is to mitigate this risk by informing you of what you might be missing. 

How does it work?

Simply visit our application link here, input your Domino server details, and our updated application will check for patches and security fixes. It will then provide a report, signifying which security fixes your current version of Domino is missing.


This security check is built into our Domino Opimizer solution. 

The Domino Optimizer is a culmination of over a decade of optimization work. The product serves as an ultimate 'set and forget' utility for Domino, offering an intuitive user interface for user-friendly operations. The Domino Optimizer is essentially an evolved version of the Defrag. NSF+ utility and encompasses all its key features. Offering a year's license for $US 150 per server, it aims to facilitate superior optimization processes economically. Free trial options allow users to explore its features before committing to the full version. Check it out here

Friday, December 22, 2023

Are your full-text indexes out of control?

They say, "If you can't measure it, you can't manage it." and up until now, it’s been extremely difficult to get a single view of the state of your full-text indexes. 

When full-text indexes are out of shape, they occupy more disk than required and cause additional work for updall and dbmt. Additional work = slower servers, more disk and high CPU usage. This can cause delays in rebuilds and missing documents - users hate that, and no one is happy.  

We solved this problem for you in 2023 when we added a new feature to the Optimizer so you can quickly identify FTI issues and promptly fix them. It's time to get this under control.

Here are some links to our recent blogs:

Announcing the Full-Text Index Size Management feature in The Domino Optimizer

Indexing attachments without filters -- madness?

Targeted improvement of Domino indexing and server performance



So, start 2024 by taking control. Click here for a free trial.

Merry Christmas, and all the best for 2024.

Preemptive

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Our Security Check Application Now Supports New HCL Domino 14

We are excited to announce that our proprietary security check application is now compatible with the newly released HCL Domino 14. This upgrade makes our application more necessary than ever in maintaining the security and integrity of your Domino server, helping you keep track of any missing security fixes and updates.

As you may know, running old and outdated software can pose a significant cybersecurity risk, as older software versions may contain known vulnerabilities and security weaknesses that cyber attackers can exploit. Our security check application's primary role is to mitigate this risk by making you aware of what you might be missing. 

How does it work?

Simply visit our application link here, input your Domino server details, and our updated application will check for patches and security fixes. It will then provide a report, signifying which security fixes your current version of Domino is missing.

This security check is built into our Domino Opimizer solution. 

The Domino Optimizer is a culmination of over a decade of optimization work. The product serves as an ultimate 'set and forget' utility for Domino, offering an intuitive user interface for user-friendly operations. The Domino Optimizer is essentially an evolved version of the Defrag. NSF+ utility and encompasses all its key features. Offering a year's license for $US 150 per server, it aims to facilitate superior optimization processes economically. Free trial options are available for users willing to explore its features before committing to the full version. Check it out here


Thursday, December 7, 2023

It's never been easier to spot problems and optimize Full-text Indexes

It's never been this easy to get your Domino Full-text Indexes optimized. This makes a huge difference to the performance of FTI search and response, not to mention massive storage space gains and a huge load off the Update task's resource demands.

It is easy to spot an index that hasn't been built with good attachment options selected. (Many servers will have LOTS of these), here's a real-world customer example:


Schedule an optimized rebuild for a suitable time:


Bingo! The Domino Optimizer has done its magic and the result is now a more responsive searchable index, much less resource usage with less workload for Updall to do in the future and significant storage space saved (Reduced from 233 MB down to 36 MB in this case)


Why not get on top of issues like this now? Domino will love you for it, end users performing searches will love you, save storage.....plus everything else The Domino Optimizer can help with, it's all WIN!


Monday, December 4, 2023

Full-text index bloat is a real thing. How to know if you've got it and what to do if you have.

Full-text index bloat is a real thing. How to know if you've got it and what to do if you have.

The Optimizer has a new 'Indexed view' that shows all databases with a full-text index and some of the key metrics about those indexes. In the screenshot below, you can see the statrep.nsf database has a full-text index that was made in October 2019, but it needs attention because it is 41% larger than the actual database, weighing in at a massive 2GB!

Fixing the issue is as easy as telling the Optimizer to rebuild it. We blogged about it here.

The end result is truly impressive, with a FTI of only 44MB.


Want to know if your servers are experiencing a similar issue? If so, click here.

Friday, December 1, 2023

New Full-Text Index rebuild functionality

Sometimes Full-Text indexes need to be rebuilt.  They might have been built with the wrong options (e.g. Indexing attachments without filters) or they just might have ‘bloated’ over time and need to go on a diet :)

Up until now, it’s not been possible to schedule a rebuild with options - but that's all changed with our new Full-Text Index rebuild functionality in the Optimizer.

On the Database form in the Optimizer, there is a new option to schedule the rebuild of a Full-Text Index

When you select it to be rebuilt, you then have the option to use the current settings or select new options.


When you set a FTI  to be rebuilt, an icon in the FTI view is set to an alarm clock.

and details of the scheduled rebuild appear in the FTI Rebuilds view


When the time comes, the Optimizer will process the request and rebuild the index. Nice!

Find out more by getting a free trial from our website.