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Maintaining and Monitoring Your Database : Dumping and Loading : Dumping database contents : Dumping table contents with PROUTIL : Format of a binary dump file
Format of a binary dump file
Each binary dump file contains a header and a description for each record in the table. The dump file appears in the following format:
Record length
Table number
Binary record
Record CRC
The file header contains information that appears in the following order:
1. Version number
2. Date and time the file was created
3. Name of the table being dumped
4. Number of the table being dumped
5. CRC of the table being dumped
6. Number of fields in the table
7. Name of the database where the table resides
8. Section number
9. Number of the first record
10. Table owner
Section numbers that appear in the file header correspond to the multiple binary dump files created for a single table by a multi-threaded dump or by a single-threaded dump of a table that exceeds the 2GB file size limitation. For example, Section 1 corresponds to the binary dump file named, Section 2 corresponds to customer.bd2, Section 3 corresponds to customer.bd3, and Section 4 corresponds to the customer.bd4 binary dump file.
Note: To support the dump and load of binary large objects (BLOBS) and character large objects (CLOBS), PROUTIL DUMP adds more items to the header of the binary dump file.