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BTrieve ERROR 2

BTrieve ERROR 2

BTrieve ERROR 2

Hi Folks,

I need to create the Btrieve file or Recover it somehow - i have no clue what is this error:

please helpppp
im stuck
the company is down

thanks guys

RE: BTrieve ERROR 2

You've got two errors in there. An error 2 (I/O error) and a 3012 (Local engine is not accessible to the MicroKernel router).
A few questions:
1. what version of Btrieve are you using?
2. Since this looks like a DOS app, are you starting BTRIEVE.EXE?
3. If you are starting BTRIEVE.EXE first, what version is it?
4. Does the error 3012 occur first or does the error 2 happen first?


RE: BTrieve ERROR 2

Hi Mirtheil,

I checked the server 2012 = PSQL version is 12.00.160
Java vesion 1.7.0_51

On the clients: (Win XP):
PSQL Version = Action PSLQ 12

They use a DOS based application (written in 1990) - named AVANTI -

In the server - there is folder called AVANTI where all the files and data are stored - There is BAT file named AVANTI.BAT which each client has a shortcut to this file.
Right clicked on it - EDIT - here is the commands:
echo off
REM butil -stop
rem btrieve/m:48/p:2048/f:60/e/u:1/t:btrieve.trn
REM butil -stop

About question 2 - I have no idea what are you talkin about lol - They used to click on that AVANTI.BAT shortcut - and work with the application. But now when they click - after 1 minute that ERRORS comes up.
Im pretty sure i have to rebuil something according to the error. but no clue how, which file, where!

I tried to restore backup on the server - it worked!!!!! but after 1 hour problem occurred again -
I tried to rebuild BTN files from PSQL rebuild - didnt work.

I can give you remote access (TeamViewer) if you need more info.

Thank you

RE: BTrieve ERROR 2

Is there anything in the PVSW.LOG file on the server?


I tried to rebuild BTN files from PSQL rebuild - didnt work.
What error did it return?

Has anything changed on the XP machines? Can you use BUTIL.EXE on the XP machine to access one of the Btrieve data files?

Does the application run on the server?
I don't know what file needs to be rebuilt because the error doesn't mention the filename.


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