Subject Re: [ib-support] corrupt data base
Author Ann W. Harrison
At 04:21 PM 12/18/2001 +0000, William Hill wrote:

>Interbase version WI-V6.0.1.0 on Win 98 IBConsole (ver
>"Database file appears corrupt ()"
>"bad checksum"
>"checksum error on database page 1846"
>repair using IBConsole I get the following error:-
>"Internal gds software consistency check (cannot find tip page (165))"
>I have tried using gfix with -mend but am not having much success (This
>is my first corrupt interbase database in over 4 years !).

What seems likely is that a TIP (transaction information page)
has not been written. It may be possible to set the database
to read only - I'd use the command line gfix to avoid anything
that IBConsole might decided to do to help me. That should
let you backup the database. If you can't set the database to
read only, there are other things that I might be able to help


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