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perform a binary dump

Progress Database Administration Guide and Reference
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13.3.1
Dumping Table Contents With PROUTIL
Use the following PROUTIL command to perform a binary dump:
db-name
Specifies the database from which you want to dump. You must completely define the
path.
owner-name
Specifies the owner of the table containing the data you want to dump. You must specify
an owner name unless the table's name is unique within the database, or the table is owned
by PUB. By default, Progress 4GL tables are owned by PUB.
table-name
Specifies the name of the table containing the data you want to dump.
directory
Specifies the name of the target directory where the data will be dumped.
[-index num]
Specifies an index to use to dump the table's contents. If you choose not to use this option,
the command uses the primary index to dump the table.
You can use the PROUTIL IDXANALYS utility to help determine what the index number
is. For the complete syntax of the PROUTIL IDXANALYS utility, see
Chapter 19,
"Database Administration Utilities."
Results Of a Binary Dump With PROUTIL
PROUTIL DUMP writes data from a table to a dump file. The name of the resulting dump file
depends on the owner of the table. By default, Progress 4GL tables are owned by PUB. When
tables owned by PUB are dumped to a file, the filename is the table name with
.bd
appended.
For example,
tablename.bd
.
However, when tables owned by anyone other than PUB are dumped to a file, the resulting
filename contains the owner name and table name. For example,
ownername_tablename.bd
.
proutil db-name -C dump
[
owner-name.
]
table-name directory
[
-index num
]