Detecting corrupted databases

You can identify corrupt databases without bringing down the Domino® server. In some cases, the cause of database corruption may be determined by examining the database in the corrupt state.

About this task

When the Domino® server detects that a database has corruption, Domino® automatically stores the corrupted database as a separate file in a separate directory. You can enable and control the automatic collection of all corrupt databases by setting certain Domino® configuration variables. Or, you can capture corruption values manually for a specific database.

Databases will not be collected, automatically or with the dbcapture tool, in the following cases:
  • The DATABASE_CAPTURE_LIMIT has been reached.
  • Collecting the database would exceed the total size for collected databases as set in DATABASE_CAPTURE_SIZE_LIMIT.
  • The database has already been collected.
  • The database is being processed by the compact or fixup tasks.

Perform the following tasks: