Defragmentation is something completely different from Reclaim Storage.

Please read:
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/iseries/v5r2/ic2924/index.htm?info/cl/rcls
tg.htm

Quote:

The Reclaim Storage (RCLSTG) command corrects, where possible, objects
that were incompletely updated (such as database files, libraries,
device descriptions, directories, and stream files) and user profiles
containing incorrectly recorded object ownership information. Any
unusable objects or fragments are deleted.

Summary:

It checks and repairs database inconsistencies.

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-nontech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-nontech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of John Brandt
Sent: Friday, June 15, 2007 4:52 PM
To: 'Non-Technical Discussion about the AS400 / iSeries'
Subject: RE: I'm Compiling a list...

Uummm..... Just because it is called "Reclaim storage" instead of
"Defragment" doesn't mean that "Reclaim Storage" and "Repair Database"
are
equivalent.

John Brandt

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-nontech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-nontech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Lukas Beeler
Sent: Friday, June 15, 2007 9:44 AM
To: Non-Technical Discussion about the AS400 / iSeries
Subject: RE: I'm Compiling a list...

Just because it's called "Reclaim Storage" instead of "Repair Database"
doesn't mean that it isn't necessary under circumstances.

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-nontech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-nontech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of John Brandt
Sent: Friday, June 15, 2007 4:40 PM
To: 'Non-Technical Discussion about the AS400 / iSeries'
Subject: RE: I'm Compiling a list...

The two most important reasons:

1. Comes with the most robust, stable and functional database in
the
world (DB2).
2. Does not require a "REPAIR DATABASE" utility.

Any more reasons necessary?

John Brandt


-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-nontech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-nontech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Harvell,
Joel
Sent: Friday, June 15, 2007 9:30 AM
To: Non-Technical Discussion about the AS400 / iSeries
Subject: RE: I'm Compiling a list...

Not sure what I'm going to do with this. My boss has asked me to spend
a
little time looking at the benefits of having an i5 over other systems
out
today. He is very pro i5 and knows the system is the best, but he
thought
it would be good for me to be able to present a list of why the system
is as
good as it is.


Joel B. Harvell
Food Lion, LLC
(704) 633-8250 x2709
jbharvell@xxxxxxxxxxxx

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-nontech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-nontech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of albartell
Sent: Friday, June 15, 2007 10:20 AM
To: 'Non-Technical Discussion about the AS400 / iSeries'
Subject: RE: I'm Compiling a list...

Not to throw this into a rabbit trail, but are you going to publish the
results in a location that can be updated? I have been wanting to do
the
same thing but wanted it to be community driven so it wasn't just on my
blog
page. Maybe iSociety and Trevor would be willing to host this list?

Some of my reasons...
- Ability to have a full featured WRKACTJOB to learn of errors, job
logs,
call stacks, library lists, spool files, etc.
- Intimately tied RPG to DB2 to i5OS - have yet to see another
environment
with the same intimate integration.
- Object security - I can lock down both libraries and IFS folders in a
very
secure manner (Would be nice to have a comparison to Windows and Linux
done
here)


HTH,
Aaron Bartell

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-nontech-bounces+albartell=gmail.com@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-nontech-bounces+albartell=gmail.com@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf
Of Harvell, Joel
Sent: Friday, June 15, 2007 9:04 AM
To: midrange-nontech@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: I'm Compiling a list...

...Of why the i5 is the best platform available. Reply with your reason
you
believe the i5 is the best.



Thanks







Joel B. Harvell

Food Lion, LLC

(704) 633-8250 x2709

jbharvell@xxxxxxxxxxxx




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