Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: Creating a view into Firebird DB: "unable to complete network request to host...
Author Helen Borrie
At 12:14 PM 16/12/2010, drjimwalsh1 wrote:
>2. From interbase.log - It is not clear. Since other people were accessing Firebird before and after I did, although not while I was using it. There are Client messages reporting that IBserver.exe terminated abnormally (-1), and then Guardian messages saying that it is starting ibserver.exe. I will need to repeat the tests to see if I can track specific messages to my access.
>Any other thoughts?

A couple more -
- you are not, by any chance, trying to attach using a bad path syntax in your connection string, viz., d:mydata\mydatabase.gdb instead of d:\mydata\mydatabase.gdb (note the missing backslash in the first example)? Windows lets you use that bad syntax but it has evil effects on databases under Fb 1.0.x.

- you are not, by any chance, trying (at some level) to connect to a network share, a SUBST or *anything* except a totally plain, local path?

- is it possible your systems are being backed up by a software utility that does file-copying? That's a no-no. If that's happening, could be just your bad luck to have been connected to a database at a time when a physical part of it got hit with block locks by such software.