asp.net app with access DB hanging because of lock file
Posted on 2009-04-06
I've made a small asp.net app that is using access for the data. While developing on my home computer everything worked fine. I've moved it over to a company server and it was working fine for about a day and now we're having issues.
It started out by some pages not displaying some pages and the progress bar just moving very slow and then just not showing up at all. We discovered that the access lock file seems to be sticking (just staying there). I can see on my computer that when I access a page the lock file appears for a second and then disapears. On the company server, if I'm the only one that opens the web page, I can see that the lock file appears and goes away as I navigate through the pages, but, seemingly randomly, at some point the lock file does not go away.
I also have noticed that when no one is using the web pages, if I try to compact the DB, it creates a db1.mdb file, but, it doesn't go away.
Any clues as to what might be happening?
thanks for looking and your suggestions