Additional functionality for the offline environment
With the documentation set for the Fast Path Online Suite, you also received the , which supports Fast Path Reorg/EP and Fast Path Analyzer/EP. This separate user guide discusses several additional functions offered by Fast Path Reorg/EP and Fast Path Analyzer/EP:
Database change function, which lets you rapidly alter a database, changing the DBD, without I/O-intensive unload and reload of the DEDB
The function reads the DEDB from DASD or from an image copy data set, and writes the restructured DEDB directly to DASD.
Area change modeling utility that lets you model the effect of a potential DEDB change before actually performing it
Unload and reload functions, which provide the capability to execute the more traditional offline DEDB unload and reload
When their use is appropriate, the unload and reload functions provide advanced features and controls as compared to traditional unload and reload processing.
Statistics repository, which stores information for immediate retrieval and complete record-keeping of historical DEDB activity gathered by an online or offline analysis process
User-specified thresholds allow statistical reporting limits and close monitoring of database performance.
Supporting utilities that allow offline control interval dump and modification, reporting on SDEP space usage, and invocation of DEDB randomizing routines
Using Fast Path Reorg/EP with other BMC products, you can simultaneously perform the following multiple tasks:
Reorganize, change or reload the DEDB
Analyze the DEDB (with Fast Path Analyzer/EP) at a user-specified level ranging from checksum pointer validation to full validation
Take one or more image copies of the DEDB
Build or rebuild an index database associated with the DEDB during a change or reload operation (with the BMC Fast Path Indexer/EP product)
Using Fast Path Analyzer/EP with other BMC products, you can simultaneously analyze, reorganize (with Fast Path Reorg/EP), and take one or more image copies of an offline DEDB.
For complete details on these product functions and synergies, see the .