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Perfect Way to Fix Lotus Notes RRV Bucket Error

Published on 02 May 17
Lotus Notes RRV Bucket Error – Quick Way to Fix bucket Corruption Error
Lotus Notes is the most prominent collaborative solution of IBM. It is consistently used as for the purpose of email communication as well as for the personal information management utility. The authentication process of lotus notes is totally independent of Operating system on which it is installed or from the active directory. It is configured to use the active directory identity of the user itself. The generalized replication facility is not limited to emails, calendars, and contacts, it can be available for any application. There is no need for special programming, tagging or other configuration to enable the replication. IBM Domino server Notes clients identify NSF files by their replica ID and keep replicate files synchronized by bidirectionally exchange data.
The Major Reasons due to which the Lotus Notes Database Get Corrupted
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Lotus Notes RRV Bucket Corruption Issue- The Most Common Error

RRV is the Record Relocation vector which points to the notes storage facility of lotus notes. Notes Storage Objects is the foundation of the IBM Notes architecture. It is the common thread that ties the entire notes architecture together. NOS implements the service that creates and maintain notes databases. It is the set of portable C/C+ functions that create and access the information on the databases and files, compile and interpret formula's and scripts and interface to OS services in a consistent and portable way.

The main purpose of record relocation vector is to take care of notes object id in notes database. It simply looks for specified identity and informs the Notes to where the specified identity located in a database. If any how the lotus notes rrv bucket gets corrupted then it does not perform its intended works due to which notes unable to identify the specified notes identity. Every time when user tries to log up in Lotus then he get error RRV Bucket is Corrupt
How to fix Lotus Notes RRV Bucket Corruption Error – Manual Methods

There are so many reasons behind for the rrv bucket corruption error.

1. Corruption in Archived Database

2. Corruption in database & templates

3. Corrupted Bookmarks & Icons

4. Refresh or Replace
The Effective solution to fix the above-mentioned Reasons for RRV bucket corruption issue

1. Corruption in Archived Database

The main reasons behind the corruption in an archived database are the extra increased size of the lotus notes mailbox. Follow the below-mentioned steps to rectify the issue

1. Use the backup file to recover the lotus notes mail file

2. Creates New archive using the backup file

To create the new Archive Lotus Notes, follow the steps:

1. To Start, click on File >> Database >> Properties option

2. For Lotus Notes Version 8 click on File >> Applications >> Properties

3. Then after, click on i tab

4. Disk space utilized by Lotus notes database is clearly visible.

5. Set the user desired archive settings

6. Open up the mail application

7. Go to Mail Settings, click on Actions >> Archive >> Settings

8. In the Criteria tab check the Default for last modified option

9. At last, click on OK button and apply the Criteria

To Schedule archive automatically, follow the steps given below:

1. To begin, open Lotus Notes mail

2. Go to Actions >> Archive >> Settings

3. Then choose the Schedule archiving in the Schedule tab

4. Select the day and time of your according to your choice file archive automatically

To archive Lotus Notes manually, follow the steps below:

1. Open Lotus Notes and then open folder that a user wants to archive

2. Then click on Actions >> Archive >> Archive Now option

3. click on Yes option, to start the archiving process,

Archive using the drag and drop method, follow the steps:

1. Open the mail or folder of choice in Lotus Notes application that you want to archive

2. Select the messages which you want to archive and simply drag them to the archive folder in the navigation pane.

2. Corruption in database & templates

In this case, the Lotus Notes Inbuilt utility is more effective

1. Restore the data from the recently taken backup file

2. R fix-up -f", then "compact -c -i" command to recover the corrupt database.

3. Corrupted Bookmarks & Icons

1. Close the Notes application then try to rename following files of lotus notes


2. then deleted the bookmarks.nsf file

3. rename the desktop8.dsk

4. Create duplicate file of the notes.ini

5. Edit the notes.ini

4. Refresh or Replace

In some circumstances, the following error is displayed while tries to access notes database

HTTP Web Server: Lotus Notes Exception- RRV bucket is corrupt. This cannot be opened in both Notes and Web.

The above error can be rectified by the following ways

1. Compact the Notes database

2. Run the mail file convert task

Steps to Compact the Notes database

1. Open the Lotus notes database

2. Go to properties via File >> Database >> Properties

3. Open up the Info tab

4. Click % used option

5. check the for the % used, if it is less than 90% then, you are able to compact the database

6. Click Compact option to start compacting the database

Use of Mail Conversion Tool to Convert Mail files

1. Shut down the Domino server.

2.Run the following command load convert -e command in mail conversion utility:

load convert -e maildirectory\mailfilename

For minor corruption issues in lotus notes database file, you can use the domino server or the following article How to rebuild or repair corrupt lotus notes NSF file. The above-mentioned solution for rrv bucket corruption issues frequently requires the recent backup file of notes database. It there is no backup data is available then it is difficult to fix notes rrv bucket error then in this case what to do. In such circumstances, the Lotus Notes repair tool is most effective. It simply repairs & recovers mailbox data in multiple file formats.
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  1. 31 October 18

    Lotus Notes completely depends on NSF file. The database compose of NSF files which holds the data of mailbox of users. If the e-mail application recently encountered the error, then the best and quick method to resolve it is by using nfixup tool. As soon as the tool is launched it scans the entire NSF files and if there is any error in one or more NSF file then it repairs them or extracts the data from these files and copy it to new NSF file. Thus the nFixup tool is the most suitable software for free NSF file recovery.

  2. 03 May 17

    There are many cases when Lotus Notes Inbuilt utility fails to repair and rebuild NSF file. If you want to use professional tool to repair & recover NSF file then you can down Lotus Notes Repair Tool from This link

  3. 02 May 17

    Another way to Repair errors in NSF is by using Inbuilt Fixup Tool. From Domino Architecture go to server and select database. Select Fix up tool and run it. It will scan NSF files for any errors and repair corrupt NSF files. Read complete steps at

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