Subject Re: [ib-support] Help please! Database corrupt!
Author Nello Sestini

> >Database file appears corrupt ()
> >bad checksum
> >checksum error on database page 8117
> >
> >What is that? How can I fix it?
> You may well have a bad page in the database. I'd suggest
> you backup the database with both garbage collection and
> checksum checking turned off. If that works, restore the
> database and things will be fine.

Can you elaborate just a bit why this works?

Does backing up somehow "fix" the data error that caused
the original checksum check to fail?

Coming from a lesser source I'd be worried this would just
mask the original problem and create a DB that had an
error that IBConsole couldn't detect.