Gerand, just a couple cautions about working with recovery or error db records. These seem to be the case at least with our environment (AIX 5.2, Cloverleaf 5.4), and possibly whatever version you have.
The gui is fine for working with records as long as there aren’t a huge number of records, or the records are very large and you have selected to display all the details. In those situations we have seen the gui get locked up (some buffer gets maxed out?), and afterwards we have a dbvista error condition that has to be cleaned up (which is disruptive in a production site).
The same issue sort of applies when running the hcidbdump command. It is important that you don’t interrupt the command (like ctrl-c) while it is executing, or the next time you try to access the db you will find you have a dbvista error. It was recommended to us that we always pipe the output of the command to ‘less’, and then use that to page through the output after the command has completed:
hcidbdump -r | less
One thing the gui is great for is to select the various options and filtering you want on the screen, then rather than execute the screen and risk it locking up, instead click the “show command” button, and then copy/paste it to the command line and add on a pipe of the output to less.