Subject Re: Urgent!! File d:\cman3.fdb is not a valid database
Author stshazad
--- In, Helen Borrie <helebor@t...>
> At 07:02 AM 6/12/2003 +0000, you wrote:
> >Hi!. I am getting this error on the database
> >
> >
> >"d:\cman3.fdb is not a valid database"
> >
> >Both gfix and gbak giving me same error.
> >
> >What can be the reason. It is not a backup file....
> >
> >I am using Firebird 1.5 release 5
> >
> >(btw: I tried FB1.5 Release 7, but no use)
> >
> >Can someone guid me to a free-DB repair utility or tell me how to
> >repair it.
> Yup. This sounds fairly serious. Go to - there
> diagnostics and advice there and you can pick up a free tool which
may help
> to isolate and even repair the problem.
> You say you have been copying the file - I just wonder whether you
> someone else might have been doing a system backup or similar
while the
> database was active; or, if it is a multi-file database, whether
a file
> might be missing...
> heLen

Thanks. I have tried the free tool www.ibsurgeon offer. All it says
the Database Header is corrupt and then it asks me to enter page
size for database. I entered correct 8K page size. But it does not
show much info after that.

Is there any way I can repair the database page Header ????

it is a singe-file datbase file. any more suggestions ????

Warm regards