Just had an instance where a customer running Lotus Domino R8.5.2 had a program document running a nightly Compact -b -S10
The compact -b is the recommended option or switch for Domino Servers running Transactional logging as per quote from the help file below:
Uses in-place compacting and recovers unused space without reducing the file size, unless there’s a pending structural change to a database, in which case copy-style compacting occurs. This is the recommended method of compacting.
However, this was not reducing space at all. The server was running the Compact OK but was reporting Zero Bytes recovered. Very strange.
We changed the switch to Compact -B -S10 and lots and lots of data was recovered.
Wonder whats up with the -b option. Anyone else found this ?