Updall task: Add option to Delete View Indexes 
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: Mark Demicoli10736 27 Sep 2013
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This option would be useful to clean out databases of their indexes in a similar way as the tool in the Admin Client to purge view indexes.
Note: The -R switch rebuilds views that are currently indexed.  It does in effect purge existing view indexes but builds them afresh which is not always desired.

1) Bill Malchisky12192 (02 Oct 2013)
Why not use compact?

From the Domino Admin Help Guide

Options -D
"Discards built view indexes. Use this option to compact databases that are not in active use, for example, just before you store databases on tape. Additional system time and resources should be planned to rebuild indexes after restore of the databases. Does copy-style compacting."

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2) Mark Demicoli10736 (02 Oct 2013)
You can't tell it to just discard view indexes which is very quick. A copy-style compact to remove view indexes is _massively_ resources intensive and will fail unless the database is not in use. Practically impossible on a live system..
3) Bill Malchisky12192 (16 Oct 2013)
Setting the DB to failover to a clustermate makes it unavailable to users and available for administrative maintenance. I understand the resource intensive aspects of compact, but only see a potential problem on a very large DB and only if it is not clustered.

How many NSF files are you looking to do during business hours? Mail or application databases?


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