Lock or unlock a docbase
This procedure describes how to lock or unlock a docbase.
Locking a docbase renders it inaccessible for most operations. A docbase administrator might lock a docbase in order to temporarily prevent network users from changing document content or executing commands on the docbase, while still permitting searches. A locked docbase is still accessible to external utilities. (In order to make a docbase inaccessible to external utilities, you must uninstall it.)
Unlocking a docbase or collection returns it to a state where operations can be performed on it.
To lock and/or unlock a docbase:
- Open the Administration Console and connect to the server and the docbase.
Right-click the docbase and select Lock.
The icon changes to show that it has been locked:Figure 1. Locked docbaseThe docbase Status (in the Properties view) changes to ReadyLocked.Note: When a docbase is locked, it is inaccessible for most commands.
To unlock a docbase, right-click the docbase and select
The docbase icon changes to show that it is unlocked: and its Status (in the Properties view) changes to Ready.