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Table Lock error when trying Repair

Table Lock error when trying Repair

Table Lock error when trying Repair

I am trying to run a REPAIR TABLE <tablename> ; but the B-tree check always comes back with "ISAM error: the file is locked" , along with the path of the data file. I tried to run an UPDATE on the same table, both inside and outside  a transaction, and it went thru fine.

I'm working on Informix SE & Informix SQL Version 6.04

Any help will be greatly appreciated

RE: Table Lock error when trying Repair


It's been years since I've run Standard Engine.  I receiving an error like this when the raw data file permissions/ownership was changed.

I'd start by checking there.



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