Rebuild is a file management utility invoked from the command prompt which enables you to:
- Reorganize an indexed file
- Rebuild a corrupt indexed file
- Convert files from one organization to another
- Validate an indexed file
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:
Failure to do this can lead to unpredictable results.
- All stripes are present
- Rebuild picks up the File Handler configuration file
- 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.