Several weeks ago, I blogged about how to how to improve your personal productivity by sharpening the saw. I took a look at many things that affect the performance of Lotus Notes and several easy things you can do to get a big speed boost. One of those was the concept of making a local replica of your frequently used databases (applications). Not only does this provide you with rapid access to local data, it also allows you to work off-line in any context.

Today, Darren Duke blogged about this and he provides the steps anyone can use to set up a local replica of a database.

Discussion/Comments (3):

John Rowland ( 4/6/2010 12:48:18 PM
Speed up Lotus Notes with a Local Replica

This is the way I work ALL the time, even in the office with a fast network connection. In our Notes 8.5 intro class, I promoted the same and have gotten a number of our users to come over. Works for me!

Eric Mack ( 4/6/2010 1:19:51 PM
re: Speed up Lotus Notes with a Local Replica

John, I almost exclusively use local replicas and have for the past 17 years. This is just one of the many powerful features of Notes. Still, I run into organizations where somone will have a 30 GB (yes, Gigabyte) MAIL file on a remote server (accessed by a VPN) and they whine and complain about how Notes sucks and how slow it is. Well, in that scenario, I would expect performance to be quite slow. And don't get me started on mail file sizes. As soon as I show them how to make a local replica, performance improves along with customer satisfaction of Notes. Amazing.

Aftab (): 2/10/2011 12:27:51 PM
Speed up Lotus Notes with a Local Replica

Is there any self help tool available to create local replica .. just send to users and users can execute and get it done


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