Though the checkpoint feature substantially enhances Teradata FastLoad restart operations,
it also reduces the speed of the Teradata FastLoad job. Always consider the following
factors when deciding how often to specify checkpoints:
Each checkpoint temporarily halts the multiple session data transfer feature of Teradata
FastLoad, thereby decreasing the speed of the Teradata FastLoad job.
For each checkpoint, Teradata FastLoad waits for each session to complete sending
its current request, which interrupts the data transfer operation.
The record size and the size of the Teradata Database influence how often checkpoints
should be specified. On a smaller Teradata Database, specify checkpoints:
Every 50,000 records if each record is more then 4 KB
Every 100,000 records if each record is less than 4 KB
On a larger Teradata Database, specify higher (less frequent) checkpoint values.