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Corrupt Firebird Database

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Im in a bit of a pickle. My client has not be running his backups and called me today with an error on his software. On closer inspection ive found that the database is corrupt. Its a firebird database. Gfix cant repair it. The erro message I get is "database file appears corrupt ()
-bad checksum
-checksum error on database page 2

Does anyone know of a soluion for the error? any software package to repair?
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Nick UpsonPrincipal Operations Engineer
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Thank you for your help. I had found this tool not long before I got your message. Would you recommend? We have got a quote fom an ibexpert for a repair, but we have a lot of these databases out and if this package were to sort out the issue it would make more sense financially.
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I haven't used it myself but have heard good reports, the tool may not be able to fix your issue
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you need to determine "why" the corruption has occurred as well

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How is it possible to determine the cause? I would have thought it was improper shutdown of the database server?
Nick UpsonPrincipal Operations Engineer
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run out of disk space is another, I managed to corrupt a database last week by changing the hostname while it was running
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This one is on us!
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