Automatic ODS upgrade on Notes clients

When you upgrade a Notes client, databases in the data directory are now upgraded to the latest on-disk structure (ODS) file format.

Upgrading to the latest ODS file format provides performance and other improvements. If you upgrade to Notes 12.0.2, all databases in the data directory are upgraded to ODS 55.

  • Currently, the automatic ODS upgrade occurs on Notes clients only.
  • The automatic upgrade supercedes any notes.ini settings configured to control ODS format.
  • Although not recommended, you can use the notes.ini setting NSF_AlwaysUpdateODS=0 before you start the upgraded client to prevent the automatic ODS upgrade.