1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 26, 2009 8:58 AM by philmodjunk

    Unable To Recover Database

    morning277

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      Unable To Recover Database

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      I have a database the keeps crashing on FMP Server 9.0.  I upgraded our office computers to FMP 10.0 thinking that it would take care of the problem.  In the past, the database would close as "corrupt" and I would be able to re-open the database on the server without any loss of information.  This last time, it would not open and I had to use the recovery feature from the client version.  I was only able to get through step 6 of 16 before it would freeze.  I do not have File Maker Pro Advance and I do not have three weeks to wait for FMP to recover the database.  Any suggestions?

        • 1. Re: Unable To Recover Database
          philmodjunk
            

          Do you have a back up copy you can use?

           

          It's always been "best practice" to replace files with undamaged back up copies. The recover is a useful tool, but there's no guarantee that a recovered file has been fully returned to normal. Nor is there, as you've found out, any guarantee that a damaged file can be recovered.