nt_resize command

The nt_resize command starts the FSI file resizing process. This command is executed at coldstart time to restart any resizing commands which were interrupted by a shutdown. It can also be called from TCL to resize files in real time.


nt_resize -f {dict} file.spec -m modulo{-p priority}{-c no|fix}{-t}{-i}{-q}
nt_resize -f {dict} file.spec -s
nt_resize -stopall


-f {dict} file.spec Specifies the file to be resized. Specified as: { account,}dict{,data}

The account must be an FSI account. If the account is not specified, the command must be issued from an FSI account.

-m modulo Specifies the file modulo in decimal. If the modulo is equal to the current modulo, the file is compacted, removing empty cells in the file.
Note: This version does not support modulo reduction.
-p priority Resize priority. Can be specified as follows: LOWEST LOW NORMAL HIGH HIGHEST

The system prefers the priority specification options NORMAL and LOW. Resizing with the LOW option takes longer, but does not impact system performance. Specifying LOWEST is even slower. Avoid using the HIGH and HIGHEST options as they can cripple the system. These options should only be used when the system is dedicated to the resizing with no other activities running.

-c no|fix File check option. By default, files are checked for errors before the resize process is initiated. If any file errors are encountered, the user is notified of the error and the file resize process is not initiated. Use the -c option to change this behavior as follows:
  • The no option disables the automatic file check process.
  • The fix option attempts to correct any file errors encountered. If errors are found and are successfully fixed, the user is notified and file resize process is started. If errors are found and cannot be successfully fixed, the user is notified and file resize process is not initiated.
-t Adds traces to the Windows event log.
-i Starts the resizing in immediate mode and cannot be stopped. The process issuing the command performs the resizing. This command must be issued on the server on which the file is located.
-q Quiet mode. No messages except errors.
-s Stops the resize of the file specified with the -f option.
stopall Stops all resizing.
Note: Shutting down D3 stops any active resizing.