Maintaining user mail files using the dbmt tool instead of updall

You can use the database maintenance (dbmt) tool for performing multiple daily/weekly administrative tasks on user's mail database files. The dbmt tool relieves the administrator of the need to run the Updall task.

About this task

The dbmt tool does all of the following:
  • runs copy-style compact operations
  • purges deletion stubs
  • expires soft deleted entries
  • updates views
  • reorganizes folders
  • merges full-text indexes
  • updates unread lists
  • ensures that critical views are created for failover
Important: When you run this tool, you no longer need to run updall; do not run them both.

The dbmt tool does not compact system databases. The tool uses a specific list of databases, as follows, for this exception:

  • names.nsf
  • log.nsf
  • admin4.nsf
  • ddm.nsf
  • lndfr.nsf
  • events4.nsf
  • statrep.nsf
  • dbdirman.nsf
  • dircat.nsf
  • clubusy.nsf
  • domlog.nsf
  • cldbdir.nsf
  • busytime.nsf
  • catalog.nsf
  • daoscat.nsf
  • mtdata/mtstore.nsf
Note: If your organization has additional system databases (such as other Domino® Directory databases with a file name other than names.nsf), specify them in a notes.ini variable as described in one of the following procedures.


Perform one of the following procedures: