Detailed information for the notes.ini Keyword: 


Short Description: Path to autosave Database


Autosave is a Notes Client feature by which Notes documents are automatically saved to a local database at regularly scheduled times determined by the user. If Notes crashes, or if the user loses power, the user can recover the work that was done prior to the crash or power loss.

If the user enables the AutoSave feature, the most current version of the document is saved to an Autosave database (...\data\autosave.nsf). The Autosave database is created automatically when the Notes client is first installed. The user then recovers the documents from this database.

Users can override the default location for autosave.nsf by setting the NOTES.INI variable auto_save_db to the file location of their choice.


Note that the original Notes document is still stored in its database or Notes application; the version with the newest changes that has not yet been saved is the one copied to the Autosave database.

Default value:

Auto_save_DB=pathname & file


UI equivalent:
There is no kown UI setting for this notes.ini variable. But you can specify this setting in the notes.ini settings tab of the configuration settings document.

Applies to:

Documented in:
Lotus Domino Administrator 7 Readme

Entry created by:
IBM Documentation