Compressing an ArcSDE geodatabase licensed under ArcGIS Server Enterprise

This topic applies to ArcEditor and ArcInfo only.

To maintain database performance, the ArcSDE administrator must periodically run the ArcCatalog Compress command to remove unused data.

  1. Start ArcCatalog and create a new database connection. Be sure to connect as the ArcSDE administrative user.
  2. Add the Compress command to ArcCatalog. See Adding the Compress command to ArcCatalog for instructions.
  3. Right-click the new database connection and click Compress Database.