reorg indexes and reorg table for DB2 V8.1

Dear all,

is the use of reorg table  and reorg indexes  for DB2 V8.1 only for reclaim disk space only? what else?

1) will this command give trouble?

reorg indexes all for table ROOT.T595

reorg table ROOT.T595 inplace allow write access

2) can I do reorg indexes all for table ROOT.T595 inplace allow write access ?

so that I reorg/rebuilt index online ?
marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Asked:
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marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
it seems that  reorgs generate a lot of transaction log, however must be logged, so there is no way to reduce or predict amount of logging to be done .

Anything is check the size of the log ?
Kent OlsenDBACommented:
Hi marrowyung,

I suggest that you read the IBM writeup on REORG logging.

Basically, it says that it's more efficient to use the offline reorg, which uses no log space, but requires sufficient extra storage to save another copy of the table.  The log space required for an online reorg can be larger than the table.


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marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
ok, but you can brief what is the main different between them ? what use is it?

I will read that later on as I am trying to solve some urgent problem.

someone said online reorg is much better, hard to believe.
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Kent OlsenDBACommented:
Online REORG keeps the database up while the REORG runs.  Offline REORG requires that the database be offline or quiesced.  (Maybe just a full table lock.  I don't remember.)

If you can tolerate the database being unavailable for some period, use the offline reorg.  If you need to keep the database up, use the online reorg, though it might slow down database queries.
marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
basically reorg index first or reorg table first?
Kent OlsenDBACommented:
Table.  Reorganizing the table moves data around within the table.  Do that, then reorganize the index(es).
marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
ok, thanks
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