Need help repairing a damaged DF1 database
Plenty of help in the archives here for you, but you will need a certain level of experience.
Do you have the POS library file as well, which may or may not be unlocked from modifications? Also, which exact version of Omnis 7? I expect running under Windows or some variant of it for the POS system.
People on this list have written tools to do this recovery for you, not always with 100% guarantee of success, that level doesn’t really exist sadly, but inmost cases you will get all of your data back, but missing 1 or 2 transaction records usually.
Contact me off list if you would like some help.
Mike Matthews, Managing Director, Lineal Software Solutions Ltd
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> On 26 Jun 2017, at 11:54, Darren Csepreghy <DarrenC@csoftware.com.au> wrote:
> I’ve inherited a client that is running a POS system based on OMNIS7. It is using some .DF(x) databases.
> Unfortunately the developer of the software isn’t around the support it anymore.
> The program can still be opened, but faults with a debug window stating that “E101009: The data files are full”
> A “quick check” using repair tool supplied with the software of the data file reveals that it “Needs Repair. The free block structure is damaged”. The repair function reaches a certain number of records (the same each time) before seeming to freeze.
> If I go to “Utilities” – “Examine Data File” – “Data File” – “Check free blocks”, it crashes rather nicely.
> However it did let me “Change the Data File Size” successfully, although this made no difference.
> Does anyone have any advice on how I might be able to resolve this ? I’ve read a few posts about exporting the data to a new database but I’m not sure how to facilitate this. Are there 3rd party repair tools available ? Would there be anyone interested in tackling this for me ??
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> Darren C
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