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Speed boost for your Notes client on Linux

You need enough RAM. Follow these steps (adopted from here):
  1. Stop the Notes client
  2. Create a new directory: mkdir ~/notestemp
  3. Edit your notes.ini and add:
  4. Edit the mounting table: sudo gedit /etc/fstab
    Add this line (one line, tab separated values):
    tmpfs /home/[yourid]/notestemp tmpfs defaults,noatime,mode=1777 0
    and save the file
  5. Mount the new directory:sudo mount -a (a restart would do too)
  6. Start the Notes client
  7. Optional: Move more temp stuff to tmpfs
(Don't forget: [yourid] stands for your login name, don't take it literally). As usual: YMMV.

Posted by on 01 August 2010 | Comments (4) | categories: Show-N-Tell Thursday


  1. posted by Mark Myers on Monday 02 August 2010 AD:
    Nice one, i like that, will go try it now
  2. posted by Joe Litton on Monday 02 August 2010 AD:
    Very cool! Thank you sir!
  3. posted by Victor Toal on Monday 02 August 2010 AD:
    great idea! I have moved other stuff into memory for Linux before but for some reason never put 2 and 2 together and tried to do it for the notes client. Awesome!
  4. posted by prashant bhavsar on Monday 02 August 2010 AD:
    Is there any similar way to boost designer client performance on windows XP?