November 15th, 2016 | Software
Lotus Notes has a very important file called Log file which contains the detailed information regarding Domino system. The log file of Lotus Notes includes detailed information regarding database size & it’s usage, records of all activity performed on database, etc. whenever the user uses Lotus Notes first time it will automatically created in Domino Server. It uses the extension .nsf and can be written as LOG.NSF file which placed on the Domino Server.
There is one log file for each Lotus Notes Domino Server that keeps the record about all the major activities occur on the system.
The corruption in NSF files causes inaccessibility of data, Corruption is often occurs in database files due to its large size and complicated structure. Even performing regular checks and maintenance, users encounter corruption frequently while using the NSF database file of IBM Notes (formerly known as Lotus notes) which are very prone to corruption like any other database or computer files.
The corruption in database log file occurs due to following reasons:
To get rid of corruption issue in Lotus Notes Log Files, one can go Transaction logging. Domino Server supports transaction Logging and recovery. Transaction Logging captures or stores changes made on database. Whenever the corruption issue occurs in Lotus Notes or data get inaccessible in that case with the help of Transaction Log utility, one can recover from issue.
The Transaction Log file has sequential records of all operations that are performed on the data. if the database get corrupted, in that case user can easily recover their data by “roll back” the database to a point before it was corrupted.
If the database is corrupted or can get corrupted, user can prevent their database from corruption using manual way to repair NSF files. IBM offers Fixup tool that can resolve the issue of corruption from NSF files.
There are many third party commercial tools that have been used for backup the Lotus Notes database there is one tool namely Lotus Notes to Apple Mail Converter that can generate backup of unlimited size of database in MBOX file format and also preserve the folder hierarchy & meta properties of data after conversion.