Changing Domino Data Directory

Posted on 2003-10-31
Last Modified: 2013-12-18

Can anyone tell me how to change the location of the Domino data directory, or at least the mail directory so that I can move it to a disk with more space.

Thanks in advance.
Question by:DJWalker
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Yes, theer are two ways...
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To move the entire data directory:

Shut down the server

Move the files to a new location (e.g., MOVE c:\lotus\domino\data d:\domdata)

Edit NOTES.INI, change the DIRECTORY= line (probably very close to the top of the file)
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To move just the mail directory:

Shut down the server

Move the mail files (E.g., MOVE c:\lotus\data\mail d:\dommail)

* Start the Domino server

* Immediately STOP the router and SMTP tasks, so it doesn't deliver mail before you create a link

* Start Domino administrator

* Open the server's FILES tab

* Create a directory link named MAIL that points to thenew location

* Restart roter,smtp

All steps marked * can be easily replaced by creating a text file in the Domino top data directory, named MAIL.DIR.  The file should have a single line of text, with the location of the directory containing the mail files.
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If you just want to extend the size of your data subdirectories, use directory links. This way you can create a "mail" folder on the new disk and have it seem as if it is a subdirectory of the data directory. Search in the Admin help for "directory links".

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Welcome, Nick.  Could you tell us a littlemore about yourself?

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Thanks qwaletee, I don't mind telling you more about me, but as a newbie I wouldn't want to hijack this thread.  ;-)

 Would you mind pointing me to the correct area for introductions (if one exists)?
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You could put your information in your profile.  And don't worry too much about hijacking threads.  Off-topic occurs all the time.

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