Nowait Option for Offline Backups and Restore Jobs | Teradata DSA - 17.20 - Nowait Option for Offline Backups and Restore Jobs - BAR - Data Stream Architecture

Teradata® DSA User Guide

Data Stream Architecture
Release Number
November 2022
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User Guide
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English (United States)
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As of DSA 15.10, jobs are always submitted with the Nowait option set to true for offline backups and restores. For offline backups and restores, the locking process will do the following:
  1. Try to lock all the objects in the job plan.
  2. If DSMain cannot get the lock, it will do the following:
    1. Return the list of objects that had lock conflicts to DSC. The job_status_log can be used to display the objects with lock conflicts.
    2. Release the locks on those objects with lock conflicts, to ensure the locks are released in the event of a deadlock.
    3. Resubmit the lock statement for the objects with lock conflicts and wait indefinitely for the lock. This lock statement also indicates the objects that had a lock conflict when the lock statement was submitted the first time.