15.00 - Chapter 13 Ferret Utility (ferret) - Teradata Database

Teradata Database Utilities

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The Ferret utility, ferret, lets you display and set storage space utilization attributes of the Teradata Database. Ferret dynamically reconfigures the data in the Teradata file system while maintaining data integrity during changes. Ferret works on various data levels as necessary: vproc, table, subtable, WAL log, disk, and cylinder.

Scenarios Runs From

  • Database Window or comparable interface to the Teradata Database console subsystem, such as cnsterm
  • Teradata Viewpoint Remote Console portlet
  • Note: Ferret cannot be used when Teradata Database is in Debug-Stop state.

    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.