16.10 - Checkpointing and Restarting - Parallel Transporter

Teradata Parallel Transporter Reference

Parallel Transporter
Release Number
July 2017
Content Type
Programming Reference
Publication ID
English (United States)

The Load operator takes checkpoints at the beginning and end of the acquisition phase. More granular checkpoints during the acquisition phase can be specified using the command line option -z when running Teradata PT using the tbuild command. The -z option specifies checkpoint intervals in terms of seconds.

The following command string is an example of the -z option:

tbuild -f <file name> -z 30

In this command, the -f option indicates the script that is input to tbuild, and the -z option indicates that a checkpoint will be taken every 30 seconds.

The DEFINE JOB statement can also be used to specify a checkpoint value.

Checkpointing during the application phase is managed internally by the Teradata Database, and therefore is not user-controlled.