The ODS for a given database should be upgraded to the latest ODS version supported by the hosting Domino server.
Eventually, all active databases should be upgraded to the latest ODS version supported by the hosting Domino server. In general, the higher the ODS version, the better the server will perform. This is not an absolute best practice because relatively small, inactive databases will have a smaller influence on server performance. Therefore, it may not necessary to upgrade every single database to the latest ODS.
Database upgrade to ODS 48 can only happen if NOTES.INI includes CREATE_R8_DATABASES=1
for Domino 8 and 8.5.
Database upgrade to ODS 51 can only happen if NOTES.INI includes CREATE_R85_DATABASES=1
for Domino 8.5.
Domino 6, 7, 8 and 8.5 have the default ODS version of 43.
The maximum version for Domino 6 and 7 is 43.
The maximum version for Domino 8 is 48.
The maximum version for Domino 8.5 is 51.
Upgrade existing databases as necessary via 'compact -c '. Doing so will allow Domino to take advantage of various features associated with the latest ODS version.
Domino Configuration Tuner:
This setting is included in the DCT catalog of best practices.