Rebuild is a file management utility invoked from the command prompt which enables you to:

The operation performed on a file by Rebuild depends on the options specified on the Rebuild command line.

  • If you are using Fileshare to access files, you should use only the Rebuild options that are supported for use through Fileshare. Otherwise, you will obtain undefined results.
  • When working with striped IDXFORMAT "8" files, you should ensure that:
    • All stripes are present
    • Rebuild picks up the File Handler configuration file extfh.cfg file.
    Failure to do this can lead to unpredictable results.
  • You should always take a backup copy of a file before you reorganize, rebuild or convert it. This is simply as a precaution against an incorrectly specified command line which could lead to file corruption. For indexed files, you should save both the index and data parts of the file.
  • Key offsets start at 1.
  • All temporary files are created in the system temporary file directory, unless you set TMPDIR to point to the directory where you would like to keep temporary files.