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April 30, 2013

Lotus Domino not recreating log.nsf automatically after deletion

Filed under: IBM Related — Tags: , , — Syed Jahanzaib / Pinochio~:) @ 9:12 AM



My Domino server LOG.NSF got grow in size crossing 16GB which is quite a huge size for any log file. Upon examining I found out that there were some flooding of dictionary base mail sending retry from some internet spammer. Anyhow that’s another story that how i coped with it.

For the LOG.NSF, I simply QUIT the domino server, deleted LOG.NSF from the DATA folder and then I restarted Domino Server. By default, Domino recreates LOG.NSF automatically if it does not found log.nsf in DATA directory, but strangely it didn’t. At console it complained that it was unable to found the LOG.NSF file and then exit. I found out that I accidentally deleted LOG.NTF file too which is actually a template that is used to create LOG.NSF So I copied log.ntf from the backup tape to DATA folder and started domino server again, and Alhamdolillah, IT STARTED OK  🙂

I then used space-saver option to delete documents older then 7 days.

Also I read somewhere that You can copy log.ntf file and past this copy in the same folder. Now rename this file to log.nsf. Lotus server will work .




  1. Dear Syed Jahanzaib,

    I would like to have an help from you regarding Customizing the iNotes Login Page using Designer, I’m trying to add background to the login page but it is not accepting it at all… If i make changes inside the cell it takes but no background 😦 , Pls help me regarding that……. I can change the logo on redirecting page…also…


    Comment by Sumit — May 6, 2013 @ 11:53 AM

    • Sorry bro, I have no experience in Changing the logo of main screen. But you can do it using DOMINO DESIGNER utility and open the formsxx.nsf
      There are few official guides available on this topic for domino 8.x


      Comment by Syed Jahanzaib / Pinochio~:) — May 15, 2013 @ 9:20 AM

  2. Dear Syed Jahanzaib,

    How do i upload old lotus IDs into IDVault. As those were not present in IDVault. Can you provide me any solution


    Comment by Sumit — June 11, 2013 @ 5:21 PM

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