Category: ProTop

Avoid Disaster! – Get A Progress DB Health Check

Your system is living on borrowed time; understandably, upgrading hardware and software were not a top priority. Unfortunately, now that system could be a ticking bomb!
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to figure out how to migrate that system to Linux before the bomb goes off; good luck…you know the rest of it.

3 Steps To Avoid A Database BI Crash

First a quick summary on what the BI file is and how it works:  Your database Before-Image file plays an important role in ensuring database integrity. It stores information about every transaction so that it can effectively undo or redo all transactions that did not get written to the database. The BI file is organized […]

Will killing a process crash your database?

A while ago we received a ProTop alert about a long running transaction that was threatening to bring down our customer’s ERP system. It is not a pleasant SMS to get on a Saturday night, but I knew I needed to respond quickly to prevent a crash. All of the information I needed was in […]