Notes client error: Invalid NSF version
Published: Thursday, 03 December 2015 | Categories: Notes | Keywords: NSF | Status: Posted | Created: Thursday, 03 December 2015 | Author: paul

When opening database the Notes client displays the error message "Invalid NSF version".

Client cannot understand the ODS (file format). Upgrade client to latest release.

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379. Jay Marme | Thursday, 03 December 2015
To have the ODS of databases such as log.nsf, names.nsf, bookmark.nsf, etc., upgraded to 52, add CREATE_R9_DATABASES=1 and CREATE_R9_LOG=1 to the user's Notes.INI, and then run ncompact -i -C from the command line with the Notes client shut down.
380. Paul | Friday, 04 December 2015
Hi Jay, Thanks. But the issue was caused by accessing the 9.0.1 client (ODS 52) NSF files from a 9.0 client (ODS 51). I do not think it will be able to downgrade the ODS file format from a newer version which it cannot read. Upgrading the client is the best option I think.
382. Chris Hudson | Saturday, 05 December 2015
Just a clarification. ODS 51 is the R8.5 ondisk structure. ODS 52 is the R9 ondisk structure. The 9.0 and 9.0.1 clients should both have been able to read the ODS 52 databases.
383. Chris Hudson | Saturday, 05 December 2015
Sorry, I take that back. ODS52 is 9.0.1. You are correct, the 9.0 client would not have been able to read ODS 52.