17.00 - Fallback vs. Nonfallback Tables - Parallel Data Pump

Teradata® Parallel Data Pump Reference

Parallel Data Pump
June 2020
Programming Reference

Target tables can be either fallback or nonfallback.

The following table lists the differences between, and characteristics of, these tables.

Comparison of Fallback and Nonfallback Target Tables 
Fallback Tables Nonfallback Tables
Teradata TPump task continues to execute even if AMPs are down, as long as there is not more than one AMP down, either logically or physically in a cluster. If one or more AMPs are down prior to entering the task and if one or more target tables are nonfallback, Teradata TPump terminates.
If two or more AMPs in a cluster are logically or physically down, or both, the task does not run, or terminates if running. The Teradata TPump task may be restarted as soon as all AMPs are back up.
During the task, if AMPs are down to the extent that data on the disk is corrupted, the affected tables must be restored. If an AMP goes down once the task has started, the task cannot be restarted until all AMPs are back up.
Not applicable. If more than one AMP in the same cluster is down, the database cannot come up.
Not applicable. Certain I/O errors during the task corrupt the target table so that it must be restored. In this case, Teradata TPump terminates.