16.20 - Restart Failures Due to Checkpoint Files - Parallel Transporter

Teradata® Parallel Transporter User Guide

Product
Parallel Transporter
Release Number
16.20
Published
August 2020
Language
English (United States)
Last Update
2020-08-27
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Error message: Cannot get current job step from the Checkpoint file.

This type of job termination occurs when a restarted job uses a checkpoint file that is either out-of-date or that was created by another job.

Solution:

  • If the checkpoint file is out-of-date, manually delete the file from the TPT_install_directory/Checkpoint directory.
  • If the checkpoint file was created by another job, this means that the job does not have a unique job name. Specify a unique job name in the tbuild command using the jobname parameter so Teradata PT can create a unique checkpoint file for the job.

To avoid this problem, only submit jobs with unique, specified job names.

For more information about checkpoint restarting, see “Teradata PT Features” in the Teradata Parallel Transporter Reference (B035-2436).