Solution For Lotus Notes 8 Migration Error - Database Has Not Been Opened Yet

Lotus Notes is an IBM product owned by Lotus Development Corporation in 1989. It is easy to handle and is collaboration application used to access emails, contacts, calendars and feeds. Along with this some other attractive facilities include discussion forums, file sharing, micro blogging and user directories. It not only works as client but also works as Server management system for users.
In spite of useful application it also carries some negative aspects where user experience different types of issues. One of them includes ‘Lotus Notes 8 migration error i.e. Database has not been opened yet’. In this section we will discuss about this error in detail along with reasons and solution to deal with it to save Notes database from being lost.

What Causes Lotus Notes 8 Migration Error?

Lotus Notes 8 migration error: Database has not been opened yet is result of Lotus Notes script codes that make client familiar with invalid database object. Sometimes the error is also caused by invalid file path and Server, or Notes machine fails to connect with respective Server machine. Usually this error appears in Lotus Notes 7 & 8 clients where functionality to select email attachments before migrating to Lotus Notes 8. The issue appears when the selected email attachments do not open in some machines after upgrading to Lotus Notes version. While opening them the error appears on computer screen of users similar to this ‘Database has not been opened yet’.

How To Troubleshoot Problems While Connecting To Domino Server?

If the issue is caused by failure connections between client and Domino Server then, here are steps to resolve it.

Open Lotus Notes and go to File > Preferences.


From Preferences, select Notes Ports.


Then select Trace.



In the Trace Connections window, in Destination column type the name of Server you want to access and click on Trace option.







From the Trace Info window, you can preview the details of Server and client whether it is connected to server or not. The details show that client is connected to server and hence the problem is with other issues.

Some Useful Commands To Deal With NSF File Corruption!

Notes uses NSF file to store data collectively that resides on Server as well as on client. When any user tries to accomplish any operation to retrieve Notes data, the operations failed. This affects working of NSF files and resolutely data stored in becomes unusual. Some of the flight transactions are not carried that generates runtime faults, this result in annoying conditions where database cannot be accessed or in some cases it crashes.

On the corruption of NSF database following commands are used to deal with different issues manually.


  • nfixup: This command is used to fix corrupt views and Notes documents
  • Nupdall-r: This is used to rebuild views and fixing corrupted views and full-text catalogs.
  • ncompact-c: Used to fix database corruption
  • Restart the Lotus Notes Domino Server.

If by following above suggested methods, the issue is unresolved then you can make use of third party tools. NSF to PST converter is an perfect tool that permit users to resolve NSF file issues. These third party tools are strongly developed with powerful scanning options that allow users to retrieve data from NSF files completely. Moreover, these tools also permit users to convert recovered NSF file data in Outlook PST so that users can import and access Notes data in MS Outlook application.

Author Bio:

Zvika Levi having 6 years experience in Lotus Notes, Exchange Server and Outlook Mac. I love to write on new technical elements in Exchange Server and Lotus Notes mail client.

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1 comments:

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