Subject Re: [firebird-support] unavailable database
Author Alexandre Benson Smith
Em 9/1/2013 13:22, André Knappstein escreveu:
>> after executing all possible combinations of "gfix -m", "gfix -v"
>> still reports "Number of record level errors: 1", and "gbak -b -g
>> -i -v ..." still does not get over "starting transaction".
> I don't have any idea what happened, but suddenly the backup *did*
> work. This completely toils my understanding of why - after a clean
> reboot of the server and all users disconnected - a command would at
> first not work, but then suddenly would when just trying often enough.
> So, I made a backup, restored that to a new database, and this one
> seems to work so far. I hope there are no hidden surprises.

Garbage Collection ?

When a database is broken, the first thing to try to make a back-up is
to use -g option, to avoid garbage collection, sometimes the problems
resides on versions that are not needed to complete the back-up.

see you !