The Reload Command

The reload command enables you to restore the client control tables from a file that was created using the unload command.


The format of the reload command is as follows:

dbutility [signon options] reload datasource filename [dataset1, dataset2, ...]

Note: Client control table changes made since the tables were unloaded will be lost. Depending on what has changed, data table record could also be affected, requiring recloning.


The list of options include -t, -T, -f, and -k. The -k option forces DATABridge to keep the stateinfo in the control tables for data sets that are in normal mode (ds_mode = 2) and that have client_fmt_level and item_count columns that remain unchanged (there is no reorganization involved).

Data Source

If a datasource of _ALL is specified, the DATABridge Client restores all data sources contained in the backup file. If a specific data source is specified, the DATABridge Client restores only the entries for that data source from the file. If this is further qualified by a data set list, the DATABridge Client restores only the entries for the data sets specified. Note that all the data sets specified in the list must already exist.

Sample Run

d:\dbridge\demodb>dbutility reload demodb demodb.cct
17:16:27 DATABridge Client version [OCI/Oracle]
17:16:27 Copyright (C) 2013 by Attachmate Corporation. All rights reserved.
17:16:35 Reloading Control table entries for DataSource DEMODB from file "demodb.cct"
17:16:45 Control tables for DataSource DEMODB reloaded from file "demodb.cct"
17:16:45 Client exit code: 0 – Successful