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SPILL (Transfer Data to RXX)

Note: We recommend you use the new SPILLOPT function instead of the SPILL function. SPILL works the same as SPILLOPT SPILL=MAX (see SPILLOPT (Transfer Data to RXX Using MAX/MIN)).

The SPILL function transfers data from the Log Area (LXX) to the Recovery File (RXX). All spilling is controlled and done through the MUF, which must be enabled to do a spill. The SPILL function is allowed for both active and inactive recovery.

If blocks are spillable, the utility opens the Recovery File, copies the appropriate log blocks (from MUF) to the Recovery File, and closes the file. The space occupied by the spilled data is made available when the function is complete.

With an Active Recovery File, the spill is automatically done when the percentage is equal or above the LOGSPILL percentage and log blocks are spillable.

See the CA Datacom/DB Database and System Administration Guide for details about the LOGSPILL, LOGRCV, and MESSAGE MUF startup options.

Note: When using inactive recovery (that is, NO specified for the MUF startup option LOGRCV) and checking for spillable data based upon the LOGSPILL percentage, CA Datacom/DB presumes that the portion of the Log Area (LXX) that contains pipelined index and/or data need not be spilled when determining the number of blocks spillable. This allows a spill option to reduce index/data I/O when preparing for a spill.