AFTER DELETION OF LOG.NSF , DOMINO DOES NOT RE-CREATED IT AFTER RESTART
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 .