A View database can have, at most:
. 255 data extents
. 255 index extents
. Maximum of 32,760 cylinders per extent.
. There can be a mixture of database extent sizes.
The process, in brief, to consolidate a database would be as follows:
. Use SARDBASE ADDDS (DATA and INDEX) to create a new database.
. Shut down all View STC tasks using the database.
. Shut down any Deliver RMOSTC tasks that write directly to the database.
. Run SARDBASE COPY, copying the current database to the new database.
. Run SARDBASE RENAME, to rename the current database to another name.
. Run SARDBASE RENAME, to rename the new database to the current name.
. Start the View STC tasks.
. Start the Deliver RMOSTC tasks.