All about Lotus Notes And Domino With NSF File Recovery Method

Lotus Notes, one of the leading email clients used in giant organizations was initially formed by Lotus Development Corp. in 1989. In 1995 IBM acquired this. Lotus Notes is well known for the top level security and advance functions. 

Though Lotus Notes is a top niche brand for the technologists but still a lot of audience is not aware of the brand. I have seen lots of people on discussion forums who want to know “What is Lotus Notes? and “What is Lotus Notes Domino?”

For the techie geeks it is a very silly question still I would like to mention the right answer to these questions for the general audience.

Lotus Notes:

Lotus Notes is an email client just like Outlook which works with the collaboration of Domino Server. Lotus Notes offers emailing facility, calendars, scheduler, feeds, address book and more. It is an email integrated collaboration functionality developed by IBM. It helps to systematize the work in an organized pattern by displaying databases on a user’s local workstation. All these icons can be grouped collectively, making a difference between local and remote data.

Domino Server:

lotus notes box recovery

Domino Server acts just like Microsoft’s Exchange Server which holds and tracks all connected email users. It also keeps a replica copy of user mailbox for the security purpose.

I just hope the above mentioned points are clear for my readers. Let us get more into Lotus Notes. Lotus Notes keeps NSF file format to store the user’s data. Alike any other file corruption there are several factors that can corrupt this crucial file and can lead to horrible data loss and NSF file inaccessibility. We all know the value of our precious data. At that point no organization or an individual wants to get more into such trouble.  Below is the example of one such error:

Database Fixup: Started

**** DbMarkCorruptAgain(Both SB copies are corrupt), DB=f:pmktfiling2004.nsf T
ID=[0DA4:0002-0D14] File=dbsuper.c Line=398 ***
18/02/2006 12:32:32 PM Unable to fixup database f:pmktfiling2004.nsf: Database
is corrupt — Cannot allocate space
18/02/2006 12:32:32 PM Database Fixup: Shutdown

C:Program Fileslotusnotes>ncompact f:pmktfiling2004.nsf
The ID file being used is: C:Program
Enter password (press the Esc key to abort):

**** DbMarkCorruptAgain(Both SB copies are corrupt), DB=f:pmktfiling2004.nsf T
ID=[0D90:0002-0D40] File=dbsuper.c Line=398 ***
18/02/2006 12:33:14 PM Database compactor error: Database is corrupt — Cannot allocate space

Database is corrupted — Cannot allocate space.
After getting the message, mails that contain important data are useless.


The main cause of above error message is NSF file corruption which can happen because of several reasons like system failure due to any hardware/software issue, system unexpected shutdown or virus attack.


User can recover most of the data if he keeps regular backup of the NSF file but in case if he doesn’t then only a third party Lotus Notes recovery tool can help him. Stellar Phoenix Lotus Notes Recovery tool is an effective tool that can easily perform NSF file recovery. The tool is compatible with Windows XP, 7, 8 and Vista. IBM Lotus Notes 6.x and 7.x are also supported by this software.

Author Bio:

Yogita Aggarwal, based in New Delhi. She is a marketing professional and an avid blogger who loves to read and write blogs on technology. She writes helpful blogs secure Lotus Notes NSF file recovery. Readers can follow her on Google Plus.

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1 Comment

  1. Hi Yogita,

    Good Lotus notes breakdown here.

    We used this email system before switching to outlook at my old job.

    I preferred Notes myself.

    Easier to navigate and quicker delivery too.

    Thanks for sharing!

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