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 (UNIX) or
TMP or TEMP (Windows) to point to the directory where you would like to keep temporary files.