RECOVER_FILES <number of files | NO>
RECOVER_FILES makes it possible to set separate limits on the number of files used during automatic recovery and regular operations. The reason automatic recovery may require more files than regular operations is that during recovery files opened stay open until the end of recovery. RECOVER_FILES takes as its argument the number of files to be used during recovery. If this is less than the number used during regular operation specified by the FILES keyword, the number of recovery files is set equal to the regular files and the keyword has no affect. If the number of recovery files is greater than the number of operational files, the number of files is adjusted downward at the end of automatic recovery freeing memory used by the additional control blocks, about 900 bytes per logical file.