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Eugen Tarnow


Domino Server Fragmentation Culprits Were...

Eugen Tarnow  August 16 2012 12:39:11 PM
The other day I had a chance to see what a fragmented Domino disk can look like.  It was a mail server with about two thousand mailfiles.  Diskeeper showed a LOT of red.  

The worst culprits were not the Notes mailfiles.  It was full text indices, the reddest belonging to a Notes log file.  An index probably not needed!  We deleted the .ft directories and Diskeeper showed a little appreciation.

Domino full text indices will keep growing and can cause fragmentation because there does not appear to exist a clean-up process that makes them shrink again.  You can set aside 30 minutes some day and by hand remove and recreate old full text indices.  Our ReduceMail Pro system allows for the automatic deletion and recreation of old full text indices.  

You can save 50% of the full text index disk space just doing that.

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1Adam Osborne  8/20/2012 8:28:44 PM  Domino Server Fragmentation Culprits Were...

Hi Eugen,

Thanks for blogging on a topic close to our heart. We have covered the effects of fragmentation on FTIs

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The bottom line is that indexes fragment very quickly and there is not a lot that can be done to prevent it. It is also very hard to detect the performance benefits from defragmenting them.

Drop me a line if you'd like to know more or would like to know what we have to offer in this space.

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