Ok, so it’s been a long time coming. Been promised and “in the pipeline” for a long time. Well with Domino 9.0.1. Feature Pack 8 we can now move views outside of .nsfs.
Why would you want to do this? Well the two primary reasons:
1. For potential performance improvements on large databases. This is a simple statement that assumes much. Generally it assumes you can re-point the views (to another dedicated physical disk, or dedicated LUN), though there would generally be performance improvements even if you didn’t. There may be many other reasons why your database/application isn’t working as well as it should. Contact us and we can set up a review for you.
2. To improve back up speeds on weekly full backups.
I say weekly backups explicitly here, as unless you’ve a really small footprint of disk, (or have some other compelling reason) you should be ONLY backing up archive based transaction logs, every day. Please again contact us if you are not. It is relatively straight forward to implement and it will improve the amount of time backups take (As well as allowing point in time recovery).
So how do you implement views outside of indexes?