Thursday, November 18, 2010

Defrag.NSF for Notes - yes the client version !

We've taken a lot of what we have learnt in developing Defrag.NSF for Domino and put it into a new native Lotus Notes solution that's never been done before.

The Notes 8 client can consist of over 18,000 files. During installation the installed files will fragment all over the PC's hard disk slowing down Notes startup times and inhibiting the user experience while using Notes. The Notes databases accessed by the client are certain to become more fragmented over time and this will also further degrade performance, eventually resulting in relatively sluggish response from a user perception.

So to help solve these two issues, we've taken the Defrag.NSF engine and created a Notes client addin that calls it shortly after Notes starts. This ensures that the files Notes needs are in optimum shape from that point on. Our tests show excellent performance gains, and IBM recommends performing this sort of maintenance in their wiki.

We are seeking people interested in testing this new offering and who are willing to give us constructive feedback on what they find. If you are interested, drop me a line at

Defrag.NSF for Notes, coming soon.


BigBearFreddy said...

Hmm, got this error when trying to sent mail to the above mentioned addres:

Your document: Defrag.NSF for Notes
was not delivered to:
because: Error transferring to; SMTP Protocol Returned a Permanent Error 550 5.1.1 : Recipient address rejected: undeliverable address: User unknown

Adam Osborne said...

Sorry Fred, It appears that Lotus Protector got over agressive. Fixed now.