Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: Urgent!! File d:\cman3.fdb is not a valid database
Author Aage Johansen
On Mon, 8 Dec 2003 02:55:01 +0000 (UTC), stshazad wrote:

> Helen Borrie wrote:
>> If you don't have a backup which you can revert to, about all you have left
>> is to get it recovered professionally --- and certainly to find out what
>> happened, so you can avoid it in future. On XP I'd put automatic backups
>> on the suspect list.
>> IBPhoenix and IBSurgeon both offer professional recovery services.
>> /heLen
> Thanks for info.
> But I don't want to spend funds on a charity software.
> Is there a free Header recover tool available ???

If only the start of the header is gone, you might take the first page from
an older database (backup) and use it to replace the destroyed header
page. Do this on a COPY only !!!

Aage J.