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Error: "Database is corrupt; cannot allocate space" when opening database after server upgrade

Technote (troubleshooting)


You have recently upgraded your Domino server from a prior Domino release. When users attempt to open their mailfile on the server, however, the following error displays:

    "Database is corrupt; cannot allocate space".

Resolving the problem

This error often indicates database corruption. In this case, you may be able to work around the issue by running Fixup, Compact and Updall as follows:

  1. fixup -f (This causes Fixup to check all documents in the database.)
  2. compact -i -c -d -K (ignore errors, copy-style, delete view indexes, set large UNK table)
  3. updall -R

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Messaging Applications IBM Notes Lotus Notes Linux, Mac OS X, Windows 8.0, 7.0, 6.5, 6.0

Document information

More support for: IBM Domino

Software version: 6.0, 6.5, 7.0, 8.0

Operating system(s): AIX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 1201020

Modified date: 24 March 2005