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Mail file size of users is taking up too much disk space

Posted on 2004-08-24
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Can i move the mail directory located on the domino server (d:\domino\data\mail ) to another disk, say e:\mail due to insufficient disk space. If so what are the implications. Alternatively can you compress the size of users mail files by substantial amounts. I would rather be able to move the directory if possible

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Stewart
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by:RanjeetRain
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I do not know a way to change the location of all user mail files at one go, but i can tell you how to do it for individual users.

-> Open Domino Administrator
-> Go to 'People and Groups' tab
-> Double click the person record of the user you wanna edit
-> Switch to edit mode
-> Switch to 'Mail' tab
-> Change the mail file path in Mail file section

Repeat the above process for all users you wanna change the mail fiel locations for.
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by:HemanthaKumar
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In the Domino directory under actions.. you have a request to move mail file.. This is completely driven by admin process. Once you specify the traget server makes necessary changes to person records that needed more space...

Compressing the mail files using compact process is always recommended.

But don't move the mail files physically using OS, this will mess the pointers recorded in person document

~Hemanth
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by:RanjeetRain
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You may also limit the mail box size or release the unused spaces by doing a compact, but these methods may not help you a lot.
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by:Bozzie4
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First, compact the maildatabases

load compact -B mail/

This will reduce the filesize of your mailfiles

Then see if you have enough space, and decide if you still want to move the files.

If you still want to move them, consider moving the entire data directory - this is a lot simpler.  Move the entire d:/domino/data/ to e:/domino/data/ and then edit the notes.ini file to match (replace all d:/dimino/data with e:/domino/data)
If you want to move only the maildirectory, it's probably enough to move the d:/domino/data/mail dir to e:/mail, and create a directory link in the d:/domino/data directory.  You can create a directory link in the Administrator client.

cheers,

Tom
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Oh yeah, the directory link you create should be named 'mail' of course, but I guess you knew this already.

If you are on R6, archiving of the mailfiles is easy too : load compact -a mail/

cheers,

Tom
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by:madheeswar
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This should perfect solution for you from TOM:
If you still want to move them, consider moving the entire data directory - this is a lot simpler.  Move the entire d:/domino/data/ to e:/domino/data/ and then edit the notes.ini file to match (replace all d:/dimino/data with e:/domino/data)
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