This tool helps the DBA to detect when the size limit for a storage area is approaching a physical (addressing) limit. The analysis done by the tool provides a conservative view of storage area usage, i.e. there is a built-in safety margin in the reporting. The margin comes from space internal to a storage area that is actually available for the case of deleted and reused record-id's.
The download includes instructions on how to run the tool and interpret its results as well as a white paper, Best Practices For Managing Records-Per-Block Settings, which describes how to set records per block to achieve optimal performance. For more information on size limits for storage areas, see Chapter 3, "OpenEdge RDBMS Limits" of the "OpenEdge Data Management: Database Design" handbook.
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Verion 3_01 has a small cosmetic correction in the output. Previous versions had a column header indicating Max area size in Megabytes. This has been corrected to Max area size in Gigabytes.