HELP I've lost a database! HELP

HELP I've lost a database! HELP

Post by Geoff Roise - P » Sat, 27 Aug 1994 11:54:45



The power went down and my database went from 1/2 a meg to 1032 for 2.5 MSDOS! Is there anyway I can recover this file?????? Please let me know ASAP...also I am running on Lantastic 6.0 network.....

Thanks

Geoff

 
 
 

HELP I've lost a database! HELP

Post by Tim Wito » Sun, 28 Aug 1994 04:08:50



>The power went down and my database went from 1/2 a meg
>to 1032 for 2.5 MSDOS!
>Is there anyway I can recover this file??????
>Please let me know ASAP...also I am running on Lantastic 6.0 network.....

I know this is cruel, but I can't help it....
Can you say "BACKUPS"? ;^)

-- Tim
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HELP I've lost a database! HELP

Post by Geoff Roise - P » Fri, 02 Sep 1994 05:29:54




> >The power went down and my database went from 1/2 a meg
> >to 1032 for 2.5 MSDOS!
> >Is there anyway I can recover this file??????
> >Please let me know ASAP...also I am running on Lantastic 6.0 network.....

> I know this is cruel, but I can't help it....
> Can you say "BACKUPS"? ;^)

> -- Tim
> --

Yes I can say and practice "BACKUPS" - however, when a storm hits and the users have done 5 hours of work on the system I was looking for a way to recover the database (thanks to some people that could actually give me some advice I used the fixdbf tool on ftp.rahul.net).  I did have a backup from the previous night that I would have used as a last resort but luckily I was able to save the work for the whole day.

Thanks and I will continue to backup,

Geoff

 
 
 

1. Help I've Lost A Database


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#The power went down and my database went from 1/2 a meg to 1032 for 2.5    #
#MSDOS! Is there anyway I can recover this file?????? Please let me know    #
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hello, grettings from croatia..

problem you talkink about happens from time to time in our apps (fox
2.0/fox 2.5). you get the message "Not a database file" and fox can not
use the file. main reason was wrong number of records in header of
database file and rael number of records. i use a litlle shareware program
called DBRX which handle this problem every time. but it works only if the
number of records in header is BIGGER then a real number of records.
if you have little digging in the dbf header (book DEVELOPERS GUIDE, table
file structure) you can see thet the bytes 04-07 contain number of
records in file. so if you know real number of records your base have
before accident, try to correct it manualy (norton disk editor or something
like it). second option is to update number of records to some very big
number and after that leave the job to DBRX or some other utility...

if the header is not totaly destructed, and DOS did not overwrite sectors
where are data, this could help. at the end, you can't loose more then is
lossed now....

bye

zuna

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