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Modernize dbexport/dbimport and control them from HQ

dbexport and dbimport are useful tools, very easy to use and straight forward. but as the database are growing exponentially, the tool is showing its limitations and a workaroud must be generally be  applied, which are kind of time consuming to write them.

  • ERic VERCELLETTO
  • Nov 2 2019
  • Needs review
Why is it useful?
Who would benefit from this IDEA? All the customers who want to easily copy databases or part of them without using CDR migrate sever
How should it work?

The idea is the following:
1) control export and import from HQ, no need to log onto the server box
2) ask from which ifmx instance the export is done, and which instance the import is done.
3) ask the name of the source database, and give possibility to give another name to the target database
4) say WHERE the unload files/External tables  will stay (HQ Server, Or SourceServer Or Target server? Copy files or create external table on one of the server?)
5) make export and import faster using INSERT INTO EXTERNAL TABLES instead of 'unload like' commands, and SELECT FROM external tables for 'load like' commands

6) at import time, use RAW tables whenever possible, then turn them to STANDARD

7) give the possibility to include or exclude a list of tables

8) give the possibility to chose to lock the source database or not (under one's responsibility)
9) make both commands (import, export and export+import) executable from the SQL Admin API

 

That could be a reasonable start
 

Idea Priority Medium
Priority Justification No that urgent, but would be handy for many customers, mainly developers
Customer Name KandooERP
Submitting Organization
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