Improve IBM Notes Client Performance

To all of you out there yelling and swearing at your Notes Client: There is something you can do to improve the performance! Some small changes have a great impact on startup, I/O and network speed. Here are a few tips that you should be aware of.

NSF_UPDATEODS

This is a notes.ini setting that has been introduced with Notes 8.5.2 and tells the client to update all databases to the latest ODS (On Disk Structure). The current ODS version is 51 and improves performance compared to its predecessor by 50%. This improves the client startup process and the process of opening local databases dramatically. So go ahead and add

NSF_UPDATEODS=1

to your notes.ini. Continue reading

Bruce Allmighty

Bruce, thanks for not beating me up at LS 12! 🙂

That’s the short story, here’s the longer version:

I’ve heard a lot about Bruce Elgort before I put foot on the Boardwalk and met him personally. As everybody is aware of knowing some professional things about a person does not mean knowing that person at all. So with the first words we exchanged I pulled a giant boner. Well, somebody kicked me and explained the situation and I was so ashamed I almost jumped into the lake nearby. Bruce told me I can make up for it by buying him some ice cream. At least a light at the end of the tunnel! Continue reading