Subject Re: [firebird-support] all folders in firebird_1_5 disapear after service restart!
Author Helen Borrie
At 04:48 AM 5/10/2006, you wrote:
>I have an app using the firebird db engine. this morning we
>rebooted the server and everyone used the app fine. Then at 11:57
>everyone is out. Here is the firebird.log:
>CTYSVR-350-01 (Client) Wed Oct 04 08:45:02 2006
> Guardian starting: F:\Program Files\Firebird\Firebird_1_5
>CTYSVR-350-01 (Server) Wed Oct 04 11:57:57 2006
> Shutting down the Firebird service with 9 active connection
>(s) to 1 database(s)
>CTYSVR-350-01 (Server) Wed Oct 04 11:57:57 2006
>being accessed when the server was shutdown
>CTYSVR-350-01 (Client) Wed Oct 04 11:57:57 2006
> F:\Program Files\Firebird\Firebird_1_5\bin\fbserver.exe:
>normal shutdown
>CTYSVR-350-01 (Client) Wed Oct 04 11:57:57 2006
> Control services error 1061
>Apparently the service stopped, and then every folder within
>firebird_1_5 went missing. bin is gone (not in the recycle bin) so
>the service couldn't restart. No one initialized the restart, no
>one but me had access to delete it, nothing else on my box is
>affected and I have no viruses. Has anyone seen anything like this

Never. Firebird doesn't have the ability to delete anything in the
filesystem except a database.

Is Admate commercial software or in-house? If commercial, is there
any chance you were running a trial version that has expired and has
run a "time-bomb" script? That controlled shutdown preceding the
deletion of the database server binaries would lead one to suspect
something like that....

What is drive F? Hard drive on your machine? Partition? Network share?

Presumably it's still "there", and the Firebird root directory is
accessible, if you are able to read the log. Can you see Drive F in
My Computer? If so, what can you see in its Properties display?

Is the database file still there? (In F:\Program Files\Admate\Database)