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 50. 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.
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 50 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 50.
This configuration is valid for Domino 8.5 and beyond
Changes to this setting are dynamically detected. A server restart is not
CREATE_R8_DATABASES, CREATE_R85_DATABASES, DEBUG_CREATE_V4DBS, DEBUG_ENABLE_ODS43
Domino Configuration Tuner:
This setting is included in the DCT catalog of best practices as of Domino