16.10 - UtilityReadAheadCount - Teradata Database

Teradata Database Utilities

Product
Teradata Database
Release Number
16.10
Published
June 2017
Language
English (United States)
Last Update
2018-04-26
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Purpose

Specifies the number of data blocks beyond the current block that will be preloaded into memory during Ferret and Filer utility operations, such as SCANDISK, that occur when Teradata Database is running.

To enable the read-ahead feature, the ReadAhead field must be set to TRUE.

Field Group

Performance

Valid Range

1 through 100 blocks

Default

10 blocks

Changes Take Effect

After the DBS Control record has been written.

Usage Notes

The number of data blocks to be preloaded during Ferret and Filer operations when Teradata Database is not running is determined by the StandAloneReadAheadCount setting.