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  • Help!!!, Upgraded to 1466_1044

    I urgently need help. We are running our database on a network with users running the runtime. I, the developer am running the full version. We have been running 1420_1037. I just updated my machine to 1466_1044 to test it out. I installed the correct "Full version". When I opened the database, I could not access the forms, so I went into the control panel and the tables are grayed out, and the all the forms are missing. No one can now access the database.

    Can anyone tell me what has happened and how to correct it? I hate to think we are going to loose a day's worth of data by running a backup from yesterday.

    Thanks for any help.


    Jim

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    RE: Help!!!, Upgraded to 1466_1044

    add the tables back in

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    • #3
      RE: Help!!!, Upgraded to 1466_1044

      Hi John

      I added them back in. Now I have two tables and sets of each.

      Any ideas why this happened?


      Thanks

      Jim

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      • #4
        RE: Help!!!, Upgraded to 1466_1044

        When looking at the control panel, tables/sets tab, do the full names of both the grayed out and newly added tables look exactly the same?
        There can be only one.

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          Stan

          Yes they do. What I now did was drop the grayed out ones from the DB. This worked fine. However, now we have another problem. Somehow when we updated the shadow on one of the workstations, the actual DB on the server is now shown as a shadow. I cannot now access the network optimization menus.

          Does any one know how to reconvert the DB back from a shadow?



          Thanks


          Jim

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          • #6
            RE: Help!!!, Upgraded to 1466_1044

            Try running database compact.
            Peter
            AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

            Peter@AlphaBaseSolutions.com
            https://www.alphabasesolutions.com


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            • #7
              RE: Help!!!, Upgraded to 1466_1044

              oh oh. If you overwrote the master copy w. the shadow dbf files, all your data may be gone. Hopefully you have a backup. If you didn't overwrite the dbf files, just open Alpha, point to the master adb file and open it. You should be ok in that case.

              Peter
              Peter
              AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

              Peter@AlphaBaseSolutions.com
              https://www.alphabasesolutions.com


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              • #8
                RE: Help!!!, Upgraded to 1466_1044

                It won't compact. I think I'm up the creek on this one.


                Jim

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                • #9
                  RE: Help!!!, Upgraded to 1466_1044

                  No backup? Yikes!

                  Supposedly, one of the builds some time ago, prevents accidentally overwriting the master files when opimizing or shadowing?

                  I hope you didn't have a lot of development time into this?

                  PG
                  Peter
                  AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

                  Peter@AlphaBaseSolutions.com
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                  • #10
                    RE: Help!!!, Upgraded to 1466_1044

                    Did you by any chance download the update for the home edition instead of the full version?

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                    • #11
                      RE: Help!!!, Upgraded to 1466_1044

                      Is this problem only on one workstation, or all.

                      If it's just one you can delete the shadow and start over. Just to be on the safe side remove the ethernet cable from that machine to make sure you don't screw up the server copy. Once you are no longer on the network, see what's on that machine for a shadow and you can delete it (or move it to somewhere else in case you need it later)

                      If the shadow has been moved to the server.... then I guess a restore is in order unless someone has some other solution.

                      Russ

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                      • #12
                        RE: Help!!!, Upgraded to 1466_1044

                        Peter
                        I confirmed that the tables are shadowed on the server. We ran the backup so I lost the days input.

                        Are you running the latest patch? Maybe it was corrupted in the internet download. I will re-download it and test it on a dummy DB. I was surprised that this version affected the tables by just opening the database.

                        I will tread more carefully.

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                        • #13
                          RE: Help!!!, Upgraded to 1466_1044

                          Ohlen

                          I ran the full version. Also verified the registry.


                          Jim

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                          • #14
                            RE: Help!!!, Upgraded to 1466_1044

                            Hi Russ


                            The server was shadowed unfortunately.

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                            • #15
                              RE: Help!!!, Upgraded to 1466_1044

                              Yeah, I got the latest patch. Check to make sure that you don't have an erroneous pathing issue - check any shortcuts you have. The patch shouldn't be the problem.

                              Peter
                              Peter
                              AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

                              Peter@AlphaBaseSolutions.com
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