Compacting is needed when your database is exceeding its set size limitation. Basically, compacting means to remove the space that is allocated but unused. After compacting your database, you will find that your database is working more efficiently. Compacting a database, will make the unused space useful for you. When you perform deletion of the documents and attachments, the space that is left behind after compacting the database becomes useful. But many times, compacting the database does not help you sort out the issue. To overcome issues related to Lotus Notes application, you have to opt for a third party Lotus Notes Recovery tool to Recover Lotus Notes.
To illustrate the above issue, suppose you make an attempt to open a database locally with the help of a Lotus Notes application, the following error message appears on the screen that looks as given below:
„Database (.nsf) has grown too large; use File New Replica to recreate your file with larger capacity.“
Above error message bothers you every time you try to open a database and make an attempt to make a new copy or a new replica of the database.
The main cause for the occurrence of the above error message is that your Notes database has reached its size limit.
To resolve above error message, and to perform Lotus Notes Recovery, you need to compact the database. Compacting the database will help you to a great extent in solving the issue. For compacting the database, you have to right click on it, select a database, choose properties. In its second tab, select the option to compact.
If the above mentioned steps help you to sort out the issue, then it is fine. Otherwise, you will need to make use of a third party Lotus Notes Repair softwares. These tools Recover Lotus Notes database and all the data of the Lotus Notes mail components, such as contacts, attachments, appointments, To-do lists, calendar-entries, and more. There are many softwares available in the market which perform NSF File Recovery with great ease. Stellar Phoenix Lotus Notes Recovery v2.0 is one software.
Stellar Phoenix Lotus Notes Recovery v2.0 is a proficient tool that is used to repair & recover Lotus Notes database and other mail objects. The tool performs recovery of attachments, Java applets, OLE objects, and more. The repaired NSF file is stored in a location that can be easily detected by the host operating system. The tool is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, Server 2003, XP, 2000, and NT (SP6).