April 03, 2007

Faster database copy with CL COPY

This is a tip that I heard on the Taking Notes podcast, episode 57.

Bruce Elgort has with some help from Thomas Gumz found out a way to copy databases via the console directly on the server instead of through the notes client. This is really good stuff since you will gain lots of time. If I remember correctly from the podcast there was a copy of a database on about 5 GB that took several hours to copy through the notes client but by using this console command it only took about 4 minutes. You can use it to make copies in clustered as well as non-clustered environments and to make replicas, non-replicas and templates.

Thanks Bruce and Thomas for this one, I'm sure many admins are happy now. Read more on Bruce's blog for detailed info on how to do it.

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1 comment:

Bruce said...


Glad to hear you found the blog entry useful.