4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 19, 2010 1:14 PM by carmenm

    ODBC error <file missing> after DB crash



      ODBC error after DB crash

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      I received these errors:

      2010-10-19 09:46:49.899 -0700 Error 681 SPEDFM Closing database "Eval" due to damaged temporary file...


      2010-10-19 09:46:49.884 -0700 Error 618 SPEDFM Database or temporary file "filewin:/C:/Windows/Temp/FMTEMPFM4cb8e9960012.tmp" is damaged and has been closed. (824)



      After these errors, I pulled the file off of the server, opened it on my desktop, it seemed OK (loaded with no errors).  So, I reopened the file on the server.  It seemed OK when accessed via FM Client and IWP.  However, I can no longer make ODBC connections to this file.  I receive the following error:


      Open database connectivity error <file missing>

      ODBC error:[FileMaker][fileMaker ODBC]<File Missing>
      Sql State: 28000
      Return Code:SQL_ERROR

      I tried setting up a new ODBC connection to this file, same error.  

      ODBC/JDBC has a blue checkbox next to this file in the Admin Console.  So, it THINKS its ok...

      I can connect to other hosted databases via ODBC just fine. 

      Please help.

        • 1. Re: ODBC error <file missing> after DB crash

          Even though the file seemed Ok, it may be damaged. Check it by running a recover on it. If no problems are reported, test the recovered file just to make sure.

          Best practice is to not use recovered files but to replace them with undamaged backups if this is at all possible.

          • 2. Re: ODBC error <file missing> after DB crash

            This is no longer a problem with the database itself.

            I did a recover on the file (no problems) and uploaded Eval Recovered.fp7  I was able to make ODBC queries on Eval Recovered.fp7 with no problem.  So, I renamed it to Eval.fp7 (the name of the original file) and opened that on the server.  It gives me the same error as above.

            I'm coming to the conlcusion that the server will no longer serve ODBC data out of any file named Eval.fp7  but the exact same file named something else is functioning properly.  There are ~80 people who use this database as a merge source for dozens of documents.  I can't exactly change the name of the database.


            • 3. Re: ODBC error <file missing> after DB crash

              Just speculating here. The error message referred to a damaged temporary file. I'm guessing that file may still be on the server and each file with a different file name would get a different temp file which might explain the issue. Finding and removing the temp file might solve this, but I am unsure how you would go about doing that.

              You might be able to serve the file from a different directory on the server and that would at least get it back up and accessible to your users--though you might then have to update some external data source references in this file and others.

              • 4. Re: ODBC error <file missing> after DB crash

                I didn't want to do it in the middle of the workday, but restarting the server seems to have corrected the problem.