When a new application is created in a Lotus Notes 7, 8 or 8.5 client or on a Lotus Domino 7, 8 or 8.5 server, the on-disk structure (ODS) remains at 43, which is the ODS version introduced in Notes/Domino 6. The on-disk structure has been upgraded in Notes/Domino 8.5 to the new ODS version of 51. However, it is not enabled by default for new or upgraded applications. This default behavior deliberately avoids forcing ODS upgrades during DB compact, which can be unexpectedly time-consuming. Running 'compact' against the application will not upgrade the ODS unless CREATE_R85_DATABASES=1.
There is no UI equivalent for this setting.
To allow compression of document data or consolidation of attachments through the Domino Attachment and Object Service (DAOS), NSFs must be ODS 51.
If CREATE_R85_DATABASES is absent or set to 0, then the file format of any new or compacted database will default to ODS version 43
Add CREATE_R85_DATABASES=1 to NOTES.INI to enable ODS 51 as the default. New applications and updated applications (via 'load compact -c') will now be upgraded to the new ODS. This is strongly recommended because of the significant performance improvements built into ODS 51.
This configuration is valid for Domino 8.5 and beyond
A server restart may be necessary in order for this change to take effect.
CREATE_R8_DATABASES, DEBUG_CREATE_V4DBS, DEBUG_ENABLE_ODS43
Domino Configuration Tuner:
This setting is included in the DCT
catalog of best practices.