Pinning additional databases during resource balancing

When you set the Server Profile Options, you create a pin list of databases that cannot be moved during resource balancing. However, as part of the resource-balancing process, you can pin or unpin databases.

About this task

For example, you may want to evaluate the effect of pinning an additional database, or you may want to unpin a database to see if resources balance with fewer moves.

Pinning or unpinning databases as you balance resources does not change the saved pin list. You cannot unpin a system database or a database that is pinned by the master pin list. However, the status of each database is saved with the server profile information for the selected server profile.


  1. From the Domino® Administrator, click the Server - Performance tab, expand the Activity Trends section, and choose Resource Balancing.
  2. Click the Available Databases tab.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • Select the databases that cannot be moved, and then click Pin.
    • Select one or more databases that are currently pinned, and then click Unpin.
  4. Click the Analyze button to see the effect of the new pinning information.