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Get log when using exports(UNLOAD) to external tables

IBM support team.

The main idea is that when we send backups using ET (UNLOAD) of our databases (DASHDB Cloud) to be able to obtain the generated log of how many records have been exported and this log will be stored in a local directory.

We made reference to this issue in a service ticket with the IBM support team and their response was that currently this option is not possible.

CS1869102 ( For IDB Client)

We tried the following option to save the log but it did not work.


  • Guest
  • Jun 29 2020
  • Functionality already exists
Who would benefit from this IDEA? As a client we want to have a record of how many records are exported by each table using ET, in this way we can have more control over our backups.
How should it work?

We believe that using the following parameter and after what is required on your side to be able to use this parameter to obtain the log in a local directory

Default: Target directory of external-table file
Applies to Load: Y
Applies to Unload : N -- we require to have this option enabled

Idea Priority High
Priority Justification It is required to have evidence of how many records are being exported, because periodically we perform random backup restore tests and we need to know how many records were exported and in this way validate the imported records.
Client Name Interamerican Development Bank
  • Admin
    VINAYAK AGRAWAL commented
    30 Jul, 2020 07:57pm

    To address your requirement: "As a client we want to have a record of how many records are exported by each table using ET, in this way we can have more control over our backups."

    Customers can unload to S3 which is supported and provides the details in the log file.

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