15.00 - Chapter 11 DBS Control (dbscontrol) - Teradata Database

Teradata Database Utilities

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The DBS Control utility, dbscontrol, displays and modifies various Teradata Database configuration settings. DBS Control can also be used to set diagnostic checksum options for different classes of database tables.

DBS Control settings, also called DBS Control fields, are stored in the DBS Control Globally Distributed Object (GDO). GDOs are binary files that store Teradata Database configuration settings. They are distributed to and used by every node in the system. The PDE layer of Teradata Database ensures that the GDO is consistent across all virtual processors.

Note: The default settings documented in this chapter apply to the Teradata Active Enterprise Data Warehouse platform. Default settings on other purpose-built platforms, such as data appliances, may be different.

Scenarios Runs From

  • Database Window or comparable interface to the Teradata Database console subsystem, such as cnsterm
  • Linux command line
  • Teradata Viewpoint Remote Console portlet
  • The parallel database extensions (PDE) must be running for DBS Control to run. The database components of Teradata Database do not need to be running.

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