How to recreate the busytime.nsf and clubusy.nsf databases on a Domino server

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The free time system in IBM® Lotus® Notes/Lotus Domino® Calendaring & Scheduling is designed to be maintenance free. In rare cases, it may be necessary for a Domino administrator to recreate the free time database (busytime.nsf) to resolve free time issues. This document provides the steps to recreate busytime.nsf or clubusy.nsf (clustered free time database).

Important Note: It is highly recommended that administrators first follow the troubleshooting steps in Document #1141060, "Notes calendar free time displays the wrong information", before attempting to recreate the busytime database.


Answer

Recreation of the free time database should be conducted during off hours. In some environments, this process can take several hours to complete and during the process, free time lookups will not work for anyone.



How to recreate busytime.nsf:
Busytime.nsf is the free time database on a non-clustered server. To rename the busytime.nsf file, do the following:

1. If possible, map a drive or FTP to the Domino server's Data directory.
2. In Domino Administrator, open the live console and issue the following commands:
    tell sched q
    tell calconn q
    tell RnRMgr q (Domino 7 and later)
    dbcache flush

    NOTE: Several "dbcache flush" commands may be required depending on the operating system and server load.

3. In the Domino server's Data directory, locate busytime.nsf and delete it. Busytime.nsf contains no historical data so there is no reason to keep it when rebuilding.

4. Issue the following commands (not case sensitive):
    load sched
    load calconn
    load RnRMgr (Domino 7 and later)



How to recreate clubusy.nsf:
Clubusy.nsf is the free time database on a clustered server. To recreate or restore it, do the following:

NOTE: This process must be done to all servers in the cluster to avoid replication. Please see the following link for instructions on sending a command to multiple servers at one time.
http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/dominowiki.nsf/dx/Tip__Send_the_same_server_command_to_multiple_servers_at_once

1. If possible, map a drive or FTP to the Domino server's Data directory.
2. In Domino Administrator, open the live console.
3. Shut down the Sched and Calconn tasks on all clusters and flush the database cache with the following commands:
    tell sched q
    tell calconn q
    tell RnRMgr q (Domino 7 and later)
    dbcache flush
    NOTE: Several "dbcache flush" commands may be required depending on the operating system and server load.

4. On the Domino server's Data directory, find clubusy.nsf and delete it. Clubusy.nsf contains no historical data so there is no reason to keep it when rebuilding.
    NOTES:
    • Steps 3 and 4 must be done on ALL clustermates before Step 5 is performed on any server. Otherwise, old data may be added back into the clubusy database and invalidate what you are trying to do. If you do not do this correctly, you must restart the process for clubusy.nsf over again.

5. Issue the following commands on all clustermates (not case sensitive):
    load sched
    load CalConn
    load RnRMgr (Domino 7 and later)



For more information, refer to the Lotus developWorks technical document, A technical overview of the IBM Lotus Notes/Domino busytime system. Although this document was written for 6 releases, the information is still valid in the later releases.


Related information

Notes calendar free time displays the wrong information
Notes calendar free time displays no information
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    Historical Number

    182809

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More support for:

IBM Domino
Clustering

Software version:

6.0, 6.5, 7.0, 8.0, 8.5

Operating system(s):

AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows, i5/OS, z/OS

Reference #:

1086471

Modified date:

2010-07-28

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