MsysCompactError, Paste Error, Relationships missing
Posted on 2006-07-18
Is it possible for a Repair and Compact to actually remove all the relationships in a database, as well as the primary key in the main table due to a MsysCompactError, and then a Paste Error? I am trying to determine what happened, as I think someone might have been fooling around with the DB, but I want to make sure what this is before I point any fingers.
We do almost daily repair and compacts, and I take random backups (in addition to the network backups every night). I went to make a change in the DB and noticed that all the relationships were missing, and the primary key in the main table had been removed. Around that time a rather inept SQL programmer had been asked by management to look into importing the back end into SQL, so I intially assumed that he had messed up the table and then reimported it without knowing what he was doing. Now though, I have discovered the MsysCompactError table and Paste Error table in one of my backups, and this is the first one where the relationships disappeared. Database is working fine, and those two tables seemed to magically disappear on their own - would the next successful repair and compact get rid of them?
Sooooo...is it possible for all this to occur just because of an error during repair and compact?????? And is it possible for the tables to disappear on their own? Or has someone been monkeying with my DB :(