15.00 - INIT - Teradata Database

Teradata Database Support Utilities

prodname
Teradata Database
vrm_release
15.00
category
Configuration
featnum
B035-1180-015K

INIT

Purpose  

WARNING:

The INIT command can damage the File System B*Tree such that data can be removed or lost permanently. If used incorrectly, any changes might be irreversible.

The INIT command initializes the current cylinder or range of cylinders to free by deleting the contained DBs, releasing the cylinder back into the general storage pool, and removing the cylinder from the MI.

Syntax  

 

Syntax Element

Description

/Y

Prevents Filer from prompting for confirmation before executing the command.

Usage Notes  

This command is not valid if the prompt reflects a range selection. The INIT command is allowed only at the CI prompt.

INIT is the same as DELETE with a cylinder context. The command also initializes WAL log cylinders. For information on how to initialize or remove other objects, see “DELETE” on page 122.

INIT displays a confirmation prompt before initializing the cylinder.