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Macola v7.5- Files easily corrupted

Macola v7.5- Files easily corrupted

Macola v7.5- Files easily corrupted

can someone advise me why my macola .btr files easily get corrupted? is it related with pervasive setting or something else?

please advise.

RE: Macola v7.5- Files easily corrupted

You are working with technology that is at least 12 years old, on a platform that neither Macola nor Pervasive supports.  So this is going to be hard to answer.  Is anyone experiencing Macola errors - other than the obvious error 002?

What are you doing to fix the corrupted files?

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RE: Macola v7.5- Files easily corrupted

I cannot tell you why your macola.btr file is getting corrupted.

Be we have been running 7.5 under btrieve for -- you guessed it -- about 12 years.  It is very uncommon for any of our files to become corrupted.  Pervasive (btrieve) is very stable for our us.

RE: Macola v7.5- Files easily corrupted

If your files are getting corrupted often, then you are either
1.  Hosting your files on a Novell Server.  Even though Novell owned Btrieve for some time, large files on Novell get corrupted often.
2.  Having problems with your network.  Btrieve/Pervasive has no error correction as it works at a lower layer of the network stack before error correction applies.  What this means is that if you are having dropped packets, then you will have corruption of btr files.
3.  Btrieve is not configured properly.

Any of this sound like your situation?  Please note, that dropped packets usually go undetected in most networks as most software works without errors after the lost packets are resent.  If you do have problems with other software, it would probably manifest itself with the "General Network Failure" error messages.

Scott Travis

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