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How to Fix Lotus Notes RRV Bucket Corruption Error

Frustrated with the Lotus Notes errors and their inaccessible file issues. Then is a quick solution to resolve rrv buckt corrupt error. Check it out and make your NSF file useful and accessible.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

/ by Selvi

Lotus Notes is one of the best groupware developed by IBM. It is generally used for all the local and collaborative server application like as calendar, emails, web and the personal information manager The Lotus Notes is a mailing platform that fulfills the needs of email communication with the great efficiency.
The application let you work both online and offline. Additionally, it also maintains all data items in Lotus Notes database with the .nsf file extension. 

Lotus Notes stores all of its data information in NSF (Notes Storage Facility) file format. However, there are numerous reasons, which are responsible for its corruption. But in this article, we are going to investigate a specific type of issues like RRV Bucket Corrupt error and some effective solutions to eliminate such troublesome problem. 

 What is RRV Bucket?

RRV Bucket means (Record Relocation vector). It works as a helpful guide that locates a specific data such as notes or object identifiers in the lotus notes database. But when RRV Bucket gets corrupted then lotus notes will no longer be able to access the specified data.

 Main Reasons for corruption of NSF File

There are numerous possible reasons, which are responsible for showing error in Lotus Notes. They are:
  • Hardware failure
  • Corruption of NSF file header
  • Improper system shutdown
  • Internal problems with the Operating System
  • Incompatible with any installed application
  • Damaged or corrupt RRV Bucket
  • Virus or malware attack
Amongst all of the reasons mentioned above for corruption, the RRV Bucket Error is considered as one of the most specific error. Now let’s see how to fix it.

How to Resolve Lotus Notes RRV Bucket Corruption Error

For fixing the RRV Bucket error generally, two methods are used (1) Manual method and (2) Professional Third party tool. Let’s see and understand the manual method first and then the other.

Manual method

 For resolving such type of error we use two manual approach  
  1. Repair Corrupt Database
  2. Rebuild a new Archived Database

 Approach 1: Repair Corrupt Database

By Following the steps given below you can easily fix the corrupt database:

1. By opening the command prompt you can Change the directory to your Lotus Notes.
2. Then press the command - nfixup.exe X:/<name-and-location-of-the>.nsf
*This command helps in doing a general scan of your NSF file and will also help in fixing it when the files are corrupted.
3. Click on the Enter -ncompact.exe X:/<name-and-file location-of-the>.nsf
*This command will compress all the NSF file
4. Enter this nupdall –r X:/<name-and-location-of-the>.nsf
*This command will reconstruct all the index of NSF files.

Approach 2: Rebuild a New Archived Database

  • Press on the option of File >> Database >> Properties. Suppose you are using the Lotus note 8 version, then tick on the File >> Applications >> Properties)
  • Tick on the  “i” button
  • You will see the Disk Space clearly that helps you in determining the exact space that is used currently  by the Lotus Notes data
  • After this, you can easily change the required setting of archive
  • Now, start your mail application
  • Press on open mail settings, then click on Actions >> Archive >> Settings
  • Then, go to the options list to check the Default setting for final change option
  • Finally, press on OK button and then apply the Criteria

Professional Third party tool

After using the above manual method if you feel that they are not going to solve your RRV Bucket Corruption Error issue then you can go for Professional Third party tool. it is one of the best tool that can efficiently solve this error problem. for more detail check SysInfoTools Lotus Notes to PST Outlook Converter



There are number of possible reasons responsible for the corruption of Lotus Notes database. In this article, we have exclusively explored about one of error RRV Bucket Corruption Error which is not known to many users of Lotus Notes. Further, we have also suggested few approaches through which you can resolve this error.

Lotus Notes is mostly liked by the professionals for emailing purpose. Apart from it's authenticity, it gives some kind of errors like rrv bucket corrupt issue. In this blog, you will get to know everything about this error and its solution.

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