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SAP SQL Anywhere, on-demand edition 1.0 SP 6 » Tenant databases

Extracting a database (dbcloudextract)

Extract a database to create a copy of the database that has all cloud references removed from it, in a specified directory outside the cloud.


The database must be running in the cloud.

You must have the ExtractDatabase privilege.

You must have a user ID and password of a database user with DBA authority.


The Cloud Extract Tenant Database utility (dbcloudextract) is the recommended method for extracting databases that are larger than 100 MB and/or have dbspaces. If a database is smaller than 100 MB and does not have dbspaces, then use the Cloud Console.

You can also create a copy of a database by using the Backup utility (dbbackup). However, the backed up copy of the database contains cloud references.


  1. At a command prompt, navigate to the Bin32 or Bin64 of the cloud installation directory. For example:
  2. Run the Cloud Extract Tenant Database utility (dbcloudextract).
    dbcloudextract -cc "HOST=cloud-host-name;UID=cloud-user-name;PWD=cloud-password" 
    -c "UID=database-user-name;PWD=database-password;DBN=database-name" -drop C:\MyDirectory


By default, the database continues running in the cloud and a copy of it is extracted to the specified directory.