15.00 - MinDBSectsToCompress - Teradata Database

Teradata Database Utilities

Product
Teradata Database
Release Number
15.00
Content Type
Configuration
Publication ID
B035-1102-015K
Language
English (United States)
Last Update
2018-09-25

MinDBSectsToCompress

Purpose  

Specifies the minimum size DB that will be compressed. DBs smaller than this size will not be compressed, because the overhead of having to compress and uncompress the blocks during DML operations is not worth the minimal space savings that might be achieved.

Field Group

Compression

Valid Range

2 through 255 sectors

Default

16

Changes Take Effect

After the DBS Control Record has been written.

Usage Notes

BLC enables data compression at the data block (DB) level of the Teradata Database file system. Compression reduces the amount of storage required for a given amount of data. The BlockLevelCompression field of DBS Control enables and disables BLC.

Compression is also subject to the criteria specified by the “MinPercentCompReduction” DBS Control setting. DBs not meeting these minimum criteria will not be compressed, even if they are larger than the size specified by MinDBSectsToCompress.

The PermDBSize and JournalDBSize settings in DBS Control apply to the uncompressed size of these types of DBs.

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BlockLevelCompression setting

“BlockLevelCompression” on page 241.

COMPRESS and UNCOMPRESS commands

Chapter 13: “Ferret Utility (ferret).”