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Automatic compact after archive

In various implementations we have question about the need for compacting mailbox after archive. User will always postpone archiving their email and only do so if forces (i.e over quota). This usually leads to support call to compact their mailbox now. If there is no way to force user to archive (even if we have implement schedule archiving) then maybe there is a way to automatically do compact after archive ?

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  • Jul 23 2018
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    August 01, 2018 19:10

    ‘compact -a’ perform a compact after archive

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    August 07, 2018 01:05

    Compact -a perform compact if you run archive on server. This means that the resulting archive database would reside on a disk accessible by the Domino server.

    In most of the clients I see archive is run on Notes Client using the schedule archiving feature. This is done so that the archive is stored on the user's local machine.

    I am not going to debate whether compact should be done on local or on server since each approach has its own advantages and issues.

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    September 13, 2018 10:30


    I think you'd better (if not already) activate transaction logging and set the "quota enforcement" to "Check space used in file when adding a note".

    All this is done on the Transaction logging tab of your Domino server.

    With this, quota indicator is updated immediately after cleaning up your mail file (don't forget to empty trash) and no need for the user to compact anymore...

    What a good feature would be: Activate transaction logging and this quota enforcement BY DEFAULT (as well as other good Notes/Domino features, which often are optional...