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24 Jul 2000 database file appears corrupt (wrong type page) - page xxxx is of wrong type
There are a few options to try, but some data may be lost.
Borland Staff FAQ
24 Jul 2000 Running command line gfix gives user/password error
How to specify the user name and password
Borland Staff FAQ
24 Jul 2000 General information on GFIX (sweep intervals)
The use of a database defined sweep interval really depends on what your<BR>application does and what type of maintenance you want to employ on yourBR>database.
Borland Staff FAQ
24 Jul 2000 General information on GFIX (when / why is the sweep kicking off automatically)
The automation of gfix (sweep) is controlled by the sweep interval setting.
Borland Staff FAQ
24 Jul 2000 How to quickly get the list of valid options for InterBase command line utilties
To get a complete list of options for the command line utilities, type an invalid command line option.
Borland Staff FAQ
24 Jul 2000 How do I set up the database cache?
4 different ways to set the cache
Borland Staff FAQ
24 Jul 2000 Repairing checksum errors
Restore from a backup that does not have the error
Borland Staff FAQ
24 Jul 2000 Redirecting errors to a text file
Some InterBase utilities (for example, gfix.exe) don't offer an output file switch to redirect status messages to a text file.
Borland Staff FAQ
24 Jul 2000 sweep may cause database server to crash - InterBase 5.5
Resolved in InterBase 5.6
Borland Staff FAQ
24 Jul 2000 Why set the database cache on a per database basis instead of server-wide
What is the recomended way of setting the cache pages?
Borland Staff FAQ
7 Feb 2001 GFIX raises an error if you specify username and password before specifying sweep and ignore options.
incompatible switch combination error is raised
Quinn Wildman FAQ
7 Feb 2001 Using gfix to set a v5 database to read only mode doesn't return an error.
Only InterBase 6 databases may be set to read only.
Quinn Wildman FAQ
30 Mar 2001 You must have exclusive access to a database before validating it
The error that occurs when validating a database and you don't have exclusive access is different than documented.
Quinn Wildman FAQ
11 Jul 2003 internal gds software consistency check (cannot find tip page (165))
This error can occur on a read only database after many transactions
Quinn Wildman FAQ
5 Aug 2000 Troubleshooting and Recovering from Database Corruption
Diagnosing and Repairing Database Corruption
Borland Staff TI
20 Mar 2001 Database Validation and Repair
This document describes exactly what gfix does when it attempts to validate or repair a database.
Quinn Wildman TI

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