15.00 - Chapter 6 System Initializer (sysinit) - Teradata Database

Teradata Database Support Utilities

Teradata Database

The System Initializer utility, sysinit:

  • Initializes the Teradata Database
  • Creates or updates the DBS Control Record and other Globally Distributed Objects (GDOs)
  • Initializes or updates configuration maps
  • Allows you to set the hash function value in the DBS Control Record
  • Scenarios Runs From

    System Initializer runs from Database Window or comparable interface to the Teradata Database console subsystem, such as cnsterm.

    Type start sysinit to start System Initializer from Database Window. System Initializer completes after you respond to the last prompt in the user dialog. You can terminate sysinit early by entering Quit in response to certain prompts. For a description of these prompts and messages, see “Running System Initializer” on page 269.

    For general information on starting the utilities from different interfaces, see Appendix B: “Starting the Utilities.”