Corrupt BTR file (business vision)... attempt to fix with BUTIL fails. Please help.
Posted on 2005-04-18
I have a file called CUSTOMER.BTR that is corrupt (as reported by software Business Vision 32). I would like to get this file working again, with as little missing data as possible.
Following other forum postings I've seen with recommendations on fixing this problem, I attempted to use BUTIL.EXE to create a working version of this file, sans corruption.
BUTIL -STAT CUSTOMER.BTR lists there being 9746 records.
BUTIL -RECOVER CUSTOMER.BTR CUSTOMER.REC creates the .rec file, with 8148 records.
BUTIL -CLONE CUSTOMER.CLN CUSTOMER.BTR successfully creates the clone file.
and then the problem:
BUTIL -LOAD CUSTOMER.REC CUSTOMER.CLN fails!!
I recieve the following error message:
BUTIL-66: BUTIL has loaded 0 records so far.
BUTIL-66: BUTIL has loaded 80 records so far.
BUTIL-14: The file that caused the error is CUSTOMER.REC.
BUTIL-100: An error occurred during the access of the sequential file.
BUTIL-9: The command did not complete due to an unrecoverable error.
The file is larger, so it did attempt to dump the files but failed. This file is not in use either, so that's not a possibility.
I am assuming that I am dealing with some really nasty corruption, considering it's looking like I've lost 1000 records. If anyone can give me a hand, suggestion or guidance on how to proceed I would appreciate it considerably. If there's a shareware alternative to fixing this file, I'm open to that. If there is a way to manually remove that corruption, that would be a bonus suggestion as well... Thank you in advance!