After upgrade, db maintenance not removing RT records
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After upgrade, db maintenance not removing RT records


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CA Automic Workload Automation - Automation Engine


DBAs noticed that since the upgrade to version 21, the database RT table is growing at an exponential rate.  Automic maintenance executes daily (Archive, Reorg and Remove/Unload).  

Why is the RT table not staying at a manageable size?  DBAs are having to increase the filesystem to compensate but that is only a band-aid solution.

The DBAs just reported to me that the filesystem has grown by 5 gb in the past 2 days. 


Release : 21.0

Component :


Take a look at your older ini files for the reorg an unload (ucybdbre.ini and ucybdbun.ini respectively).  Do they include no_archive_check=1? 

Some question to ask:
Do you have a requirement to records in a flat file (archive) for auditing?  
Or is okay to simply delete the records from the database?  

If it's okay to delete them, then updating the no_archive_check to 1 in both ini files will allow for deletion without archiving. 

It may be that after the upgrade, since new ini files are being used, no_archive_check is set to 0 which means that the reorg will not flag rows for deletion and the unload will not delete them unless the archive is run first.

Additional Information

when no_archive_check is set to 0 in EITHER the reorg or unload ini files:

  • The archive runs and sets the rh_archiveflag and ah_archiveflag to 1
  • The reorg runs and checks for anything with the archiveflags above set to 1 and then sets rh_deleteflag and ah_deleteflag to 1
  • The unload runs and checks for everything that has archiveflags AND deleteflags set to 1 and then deletes those records


With no_archive_check set to 1 in both the reorg and unload ini files:

  • Archive does not need to be run
  • The reorg runs and sets records for deletion by setting ah_deleteflag or rh_deleteflag to 1
  • The unload runs and checks for everything that has deleteflag set to 1 and deletes those records


DB table information:

AH – Statistics
RH – header
RT - Reports
MELD –Messages
OH – all object informations including Version Management and Deleted Objects
XAO – Auditing Records

Info on no_archive_check can be found in the documentation for the ucybdbre.ini and ucybdbun.ini files