At the start of processing a restore job, DSA gets a Host Utility (HUT) Exclusive lock on every object in the job plan. Since the object definition and the data are being written, DSA needs an exclusive lock on these objects so there are no conflicts writing to the system. If the job plan includes a database, then DSA puts an Exclusive HUT lock on the whole database. If the job plan includes an object, then DSA puts an Exclusive HUT lock on the object.
In addition, the restore puts write locks on several DBC tables while the object definitions are being restored. These locks are held during the dictionary phase. Tables that are locked include: TEXTTBL, IDCOL, DEPENDENCY, JAR_JAR_USAGE, ROUTINE_JAR_USAGE, ERRORTBLS, JARS, STATSTBL, QUERYSTATSTBL, REFERENCEDTBLS, REFERENCINGTBLS, UNRESOLVEDREFERENCES, CONSTRAINTNAMES, TRIGGERSTBL, OBJECTUSAGE, UIF_INFO, SERVERTBLOPINFO, DBCASSOCIATION, TVM, INDEXES, TVFIELDS, UDFINFO, and TABLECONSTRAINTS. Access locks are also placed on DBASE and DATASETSCHEMAINFO. These are table level locks.
A restarted job may place a table level HUT lock even if the original job definition is a database level restore.
For example, Job1 copies DB1 and DB2 at the database level. DB1 and DB2 have table1, table2, and table3 respectively, and the job aborts after DB1.table1 is complete. DB1 is partially complete and no object in DB2 is complete. In this case, the restart job places a table level lock on DB1.table2 and DB1.table3 and places a database level lock on DB2.
- Objects without a table header that are restored at the object level have the lock released at the end of the dictionary phase.
- Tables that are restored at the object level have the lock released as soon as the object is completely restored.
- Database level locks have the lock released as soon as all the objects in the database have been completely restored.
- [Advanced SQL Engine 16.20 and later / Teradata Database 16.0 and later] If the empty table option is selected during backup, the locks on the empty tables are released at the end of dictionary phase if they were restored at the table level.