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Startup Command and Parameter Reference
Startup Parameter Descriptions : Recovery Log Threshold (-bithold)

Recovery Log Threshold (-bithold)

Use Recovery Log Threshold (-bithold) to set the maximum size to which recovery log files can grow.
Operating system and syntax
UNIX / Windows
-bithold n
Use with
Maximum value
Minimum value
Single-user default
Multi-user default
Database Server
System dependent1
System dependent2

1 Limited by available disk space.

2 Limited by available disk space.

An INTEGER specifying the threshold, in MB.
The recommended threshold is between 3% and 100% of the largest possible recovery log file size, rounded to the nearest cluster boundary. If the threshold is set above 1000MB, OpenEdge issues a warning message to the display and the database log (.lg) file. Once the threshold is reached, the database performs an emergency shutdown. See OpenEdge Data Management: Database Administration for more information about recovery logs.