15.00 - Saving Linux Dumps to Removable Media - Teradata Database

Teradata Database Utilities

Product
Teradata Database
Release Number
15.00
Content Type
Configuration
Publication ID
B035-1102-015K
Language
English (United States)
Last Update
2018-09-25

Saving Linux Dumps to Removable Media

Use the Linux commands below to save a dump to removable media. Each site is different, so the exact commands, file names, and device names will vary.

To save the dump from one node to another that has a tape drive, do the following:

1 After the node where the dump occurred has been recovered and is up and running, save the dump to a disk file. For example:

csp -mode save -target stream

Note: For a full description of the csp command, see the man page or pdehelp for csp.

2 After the file is written to disk, FTP the dumpfile to the node with the tape drive.

3 After you have FTPed the dumpfile to the node with the tape drive, copy the file to tape:

dd if=<dumpfile> of=<devicename> bs=<block_size>

Note: For a description of the dd command, see the Linux man page for the command.

4 If necessary, perform step 3 again until all of the dump files are on the tape. Then remember to use the “no rewind on open” and “no rewind on close” tape device options, that is /dev/rmt/c100t6d0s0nn.

Use standard operating system commands to burn the dump file to removable optical media, such as DVD.