Subject Re: [ib-support] Repair a corrupted table?
Author Rohit Gupta
I have no faith in it, it has never repaired anything for me.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jill Thomson" <jthomson@...>
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Sent: Friday, 11 May 2001 05:54
Subject: [ib-support] Repair a corrupted table?

> I have an Interbase file in which one of the tables is damaged. Perhaps
> that should read database instead of file and file instead of table. When
> access it with IBConsole all is well until I click on the 'Data' tab,
> whereupon the following message is displayed:
> I/O error for file foobar
> Error while trying to read from file
> The operation completed successfully. (which of course it did not).
> In the Help file for IBConsole there is a statement to the effect that the
> utility can be used to repair files, but nowhere do I find this as a menu
> option. Can it be done? (OK I realise that depends on what the problem
> I attempted to back up but that also failed.
> Ironically, the table/file giving the problem is one used for temporary
> storage and its contents are totally expendable. So I suppose I could DROP
> TABLE and CREATE TABLE. But that would not normally be an option.
> Do not go to great lengths to suggest a solution - the data was converted
> from Paradox and I am able to convert again. I was just keen to know if a
> user has any recourse in this situation apart from restoring from a valid
> back-up.
> W95 Delhi 5.1 IB 6.? Dialect 3 IBX 4.52. The application (payroll) hits
> the same snag as IBConsole.
> Peter Lawson
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