1.3. Upgrading

Upgrading Seascape for Notes (NSF)

Below are the instructions to upgrade your Seascape installation to a newer release (the described procedure can be used for upgrading both local and server-side installations of Seascape):

Note: If you don't wish or need to save your Seascape settings while upgrading, then you can also perform a clean install, by simply deleting the old Seascape.nsf file from your system and copying and installing a fresh copy. Otherwise please follow the instructions below.

1. Download the product version you are upgrading to (by using the download link provided by SWING Software) and extract the .nsf file from the ZIP package to an appropriate location.

2. Create a template file from the new .nsf file you downloaded using the following steps:

  • Open the Seascape database (Seascape.nsf) in your Lotus Notes client and enter your license key when prompted.
  • Go to File > Application > New Copy menu (in Notes R7 and R6.5 this menu is found in File > Database > New Copy).
  • In the New Copy pop-up make sure you change the file extension to the .ntf extension. See picture below for reference. Also, in the the Server field enter the location of the server where the database being upgraded is located (set this field to Local if you are upgrading a local installation of Seascape)


  • After you hit "OK" the template will have been created and it should show up in the Lotus Notes workspace.
3. Replace the design of the Seascape database being upgraded with the database template created in step 2:
  • Right click PDF Converter database that should be updated and select "Database" / "Application" > "Replace Design...".



  • In the Replace Database Design window select the Seascape database template (1) and hit Replace (2).



4. After the template has been successfully replaced, open your Seascape database. Seascape will automatically detect that a newer version has been installed and will prompt you to refresh the required resource files saved on disk. 

After you confirm the prompt, Seascape will update the resource files on the disk and ask you to restart your Notes client (or server). After a restart, the upgrade procedure has been completed and you can continue to use the product normally. 

Update of existing Seascape Archives

Learn how to update existing standalone Seascape archives, outside of IBM Notes: How to update a Seascape archive.