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Protecting Your Data : After-imaging : Managing after-imaging files : Switching to a new AI file : Switch to the next extent in the sequence
 
Switch to the next extent in the sequence
You can manually perform an online AI extent switch if you want to archive the AI file at regularly scheduled times instead of waiting until the extent becomes full.
To switch to the next extent in the sequence:
1. Make sure the next extent in the sequence is archived, and if it is not, then archive it. See Archiving an AI file for details.
2. Use the RFUTIL AIMAGE NEW utility.
The syntax for RFUTIL AIMAGE NEW is as follows:
rfutil db-name -C aimage new
When you issue the RFUTIL AIMAGE NEW command, RFUTIL changes the status of the current extent to full and changes the status of the next file to busy. For more information on this command, see RFUTIL Utility.