Disabling transaction logging for a specific database

After you set up transaction logging on a server, Domino® logs all databases on that server. You can disable transaction logging of specific databases, but this practice is not recommended because if unlogged databases are corrupted during a system or media failure, you must run the Fixup task to recover the database.

About this task

Transaction logging is required, and must remain enabled if you intend to use the Domino® Attachment and Object Service (available in Domino® 8.5 and later) to consolidate file attachments in the selected database.

To disable transaction logging for a specific database

Before you begin

The Advanced Database Properties are available only to those administrators listed in the Administrators field on the Security tab of the Server document.


  1. Do one of the following to select Disable transaction logging:
    • If you are creating a new database, use the Advanced Database Options dialog box.
    • If you are working in an existing database, use the Advanced tab of the Database properties box.
    • In the Domino® Administrator, select a database on the Files tab and select Tools > Database > Advanced Properties.
  2. Be sure that all users have closed the database.
  3. Use the Dbcache command with the flush parameter to close the database in the database cache.
  4. Open the database.

What to do next

To re-enable transaction logging for a specific database, repeat this task, but de-select Disable transaction logging in Step 1.