Select Spool Area - Parallel Upgrade Tool (PUT)

Parallel Upgrade Tool (PUT) Reference

Parallel Upgrade Tool (PUT)
Release Number
February 2020
English (United States)
Last Update
Product Category
Teradata Tools and Utilities

PUT creates a spool area on every selected node in the system prior to upgrade. The location is selected by the user, with PUT providing the recommended file system as the default. The spool area provides a location to put local copies of each package being upgraded on every node. The PUT spool area is always referenced by the /var/opt/teradata/TDput/spoolarea symbolic link. This link points to whichever file system was chosen as the spool location.

PUT typically recommends the /var/opt/teradata file system as the default because it usually has the most available free space. Since Linux upgrades tend to contain a large number of packages (and many packages are very large), you need considerable free space to allow for spooling. It is recommended that the user choose the default spooling location. The user is allowed to choose a different spool location if desired but this is not recommended.

If you are moving your operating system from SLES10 to SLES11, you must select the file system with the most free space. If you select /var you will probably run out of space. It is recommended that you choose /var/opt/teradata or a file system that has the most free space.

If you are performing a VM&F upgrade and choose to use a directory as your spool area, you must choose a directory that exists on a file system that is copied to the Alternate Boot Environment, such as /root or /var. The file system must also exist on every node selected for the upgrade.

Select Spool Area for Linux Nodes