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Problem upgrading custom databank under Linux

Problem upgrading custom databank under Linux

Problem upgrading custom databank under Linux


I have some backup databank (.dbf) files from a WinXP MimerSQL 9.3 installation which I am trying to use with MimerSQL 10.1.3A (MimerSQL-10.1.3A-14965.x86_64.rpm) under CentOS 7.3.1611. These backup files were generated under Mimer with commands like:


I can successfully upgrade the standard databank files: sysdb93.dbf, transdb.dbf, sqldb.dbf, and logdb.dbf using either the automatic upgrade with the Mimer Administrator program under Windows 7 (64-bit), which appears to use sdbgenw.exe under the hood, or with the "sdbgen -u" command under Linux.

The problem comes with an additional user-created databank file. Although I can upgrade it to Mimer 10.1 using the Windows utility, I cannot do so under Linux. The output I get under Linux is:

Mimer Database Upgrade
Version 10.1.3A

This program upgrades a Mimer database from version 8, 9, or 10.0 to
version 10.1 format. The Mimer database to upgrade is looked up in the sysdb8,
sysdb9, sysdb92, sysdb93, or sysdb100 file in the appointed directory.

Note! The upgrade is an irreversible process, i.e. after the upgrade the
database can only be used by a version 10.1 database server.

Upgrade of old system databanks for database MyDatabase
Generating Version 10.1 System databank
Creating SYSTEM tables
Move of data from old system databank
Creating ODBC/JDBC system views
Creating MIMER system views
Creating INFO_SCHEM schema
Creating GIS user defined types
Upgrade of user databanks
Databank CUSTOM
not upgraded due to MIMER error: -16161
Re-create index tables with descending column
Rebuilding precompiled statements
Creating templates for tables and routines

Upgrade complete
NOTE! Not all databanks upgraded

This is a problem because I have a lot of backup databases that I would like to upgrade. I'd like to automate the process under Linux rather than have to click my way through the process under Windows.

Does anyone know what might be going on with this custom backup file that prevents it from upgrading under Linux? The -16161 error seems to be the only clue and unfortunately that does not turn up anything on Google, nor does the general upgrade problem I am having.

Thanks for any help!



RE: Problem upgrading custom databank under Linux

The error code -16161 means "Databank disk space exhausted".

RE: Problem upgrading custom databank under Linux

JarlH, thank you for your response! That is very helpful.

The machine where I am performing this conversion *does* have limited disk space. Certainly not enough to hold a second copy of the databank file if a temporary copy were made during the conversion. I will try again on a machine with more space and let you know how it goes.

RE: Problem upgrading custom databank under Linux

Yup insufficient disk space was the problem. Thanks, JarlH, you are a lifesaver!

RE: Problem upgrading custom databank under Linux

Great to hear that it worked out for you.

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