Running multiple Update tasks

To improve view indexing performance, you can run multiple Update tasks. Doing this can affect server performance and is recommended primarily for multi-processor machines. On a server with multiple processors, enable a maximum of one Update task per processor.

Using a Configuration settings document


  1. From the Domino® Administrator, click the Configuration tab.
  2. Next to Use Directory on, select the server that stores the Domino® Directory you want to modify.
  3. Expand Server > Configurations.
  4. Do one of the following:
    • Click Edit Configuration to edit an existing Configuration settings document
    • Click Add Configuration to create a new Configuration settings document
  5. Click the NOTES.INI Settings tab.
  6. Click Set/Modify Parameters.
  7. In the Item box, select Updaters. In the Value box, enter the number of Update tasks to run. Then click OK.
  8. Click Save and Close.
  9. Restart the server so that the setting takes effect.

Using the Task - Start tool

About this task

Use the Task - Start tool to run multiple Update tasks without having to shut down and restart the server. If you eventually shut down the server, you must repeat this procedure when you restart it.

Each time you enter this command, the server loads another Update task.


  1. From the Domino® Administrator, select the server on which to run Update.
  2. Click the Server > Status tab.
  3. In the Tools pane, click Task > Start.
  4. Select Update.
    Important: Do not select Update all.
  5. Click Start Task.
    Tip: You can also enter the following command at the console:
    Load update