Analyzing and Fixing Databases for Libraries and Documents

For libraries, the Analyze/Fix Databases option of Mailbox/Library Maintenance looks for problems and errors in library and document databases and then fixes them if you select the Fix Problems option.

To analyze and repair library and document databases:

  1. In ConsoleOne®, browse to and select one or more Library objects.

  2. Click Tools > GroupWise Utilities > Mailbox/Library Maintenance.

    Mailbox/Library Maintenance dialog box
  3. From the Action drop-down menu, select Analyze/Fix Databases.

  4. Select from the following options:

    Structure: When a user experiences a problem that is related to the library databases, you should perform a structure check. The structure check verifies the integrity of the databases and reports the amount of space that could be recovered. If there is a structural problem, the databases are rebuilt with free space reclaimed.

    Index Check: If you select Structure, you can also select Index Check. An index check can be time-consuming.

    Contents: The library database (located in the gwdms directory of the post office) does not contain documents. Documents are stored in the lib0000-FF directories. A contents check analyzes references from libraries to documents.

    Collect Statistics: If you selected Contents, the Collect Statistics option is available to collect and display statistics about the library, such as the number and size of documents.

    Fix Problems: This option tells Mailbox/Library Maintenance to fix any problems it finds. Otherwise, Mailbox/Library Maintenance will just report the problems.

  5. Using the tabs at the bottom of the Mailbox/Library Maintenance dialog box, set the following options:


    Selected options can be saved for repeated use. See Saving Mailbox/Library Maintenance Options.

  6. Click Run to perform the Analyze/Fix Databases operation on the library.

Analyze/Fix Databases can also be run using the standalone GroupWise Check program. See GroupWise Check. It can also be scheduled to run on a regular basis by properly configuring the POA. See Scheduling Database Maintenance.