How to export Lotus Notes databases

Follow these steps to export a Lotus Notes database with Seascape for Notes

How can I export Lotus Notes databases?

Seascape for Notes is a Lotus Notes database export tool that provides three different types of export: the Web Archive, Microsoft SharePoint, or a folder structure on your disk.

The Web Archive (or Full Archive) converts the Notes databases to a browsable collection of PDF documents and HTML/JSON views that mirror the original Notes views. The resulting archive doesn’t require any installation. It is highly portable and can be hosted locally or on a web server.

The Extract to Disk (or Plain Archive) option exports Notes documents as PDFs in a folder structure, with sidecar XML files to store your metadata.

Perform the following steps to export Lotus Notes databases:

  1. Choose the type of your archive.
  2. On the export page, select one or more Lotus Notes databases to be exported, select the export settings, and select the destination folder.
  3. After you have selected your export options click Next, review the export summary info, and if everything’s OK, click Start export now in order to initiate the export.
  4. Once the export is completed, you can open the browser (for Web Archive) or the destination folder (for Extract to Disk).

For any of these options, you only need a web browser or a PDF viewer to access your extracted Notes data—nothing else!

Additionally, the tool provides an easy way to upload your Notes content to SharePoint (documents, file attachments and metadata) in just a few easy steps.

The export settings can be configured on the Settings page and allow you to configure the export options such as attachment export, document rendering settings, and more.

Demo: Lotus Notes database export

How to navigate the exported database

Demo: Navigating archived databases

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