15.10 - Restart Failures Due to Checkpoint Files - Parallel Transporter

Teradata Parallel Transporter User Guide

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Restart Failures Due to Checkpoint Files

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This type of job termination occurs when a restarted job uses a checkpoint file that is either out-of-date or that was created by another job.


  • If the checkpoint file is out-of-date, manually delete the file from the TPT_install_directory/Checkpoint directory.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.