Notes® session activity logging

Notes® session activity logging tracks network traffic that occurs during a server session with a Notes® client or with another Domino® server acting as a client. Session records include such information as the name and network address of the session user, the number of documents read and written, the number of bytes read and written, the total number of transactions executed during the session, and the duration of the session. Servers, users, and API programs can all generate session activity.

There are three types of activity logging records for session activity:

  • Open records, which log when a session begins
  • Checkpoint records, which log activity that occurs when a session has been open for a specified length of time
  • Close records, which consolidate all session information into a single record when a session ends

This table contains a few examples of the types of activities that generate each type of session record.

Table 1. Records and activities

Type of record

Type of activity


  • Opening a database or any action that opens a database, such as checking database properties
  • Starting replication
  • Having a remote server open another server's MAIL.BOX


  • Reading documents
  • Editing documents
  • Saving and updating documents
  • Viewing or changing an ACL
  • Rebuilding a database view
  • Performing any other activity while a session is open


  • Closing a database
  • Ending replication
  • Logging off, either manually or automatically
  • Exiting Notes®
  • Having a remote server close MAIL.BOX