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database corruption

Question asked by seacdwt on Feb 8, 2011
Latest reply on Apr 9, 2015 by stephano
Our alfresco server is failing to start.  I think I've tracked it down to a corrupted db file in "\MySQL Datafiles\ibdata1".  There seems to be something wrong with this file at the OS level as I can not copy/move/backup the file.  When I do, Windows gives some useless obscure error message. "Can not copy ibdata1: Path is too deep"  I've run chkdsk on the drive but it doesn't find any issues.

Our Alfresco admin is no longer with the company and I haven't been able to locate the backups, (if there even are any)  We are not actively using this sever.  My only goal at this point is to retrieve and backup the most recent copies of all documents in the repository.  From what I understand, the ibdata1 database contains only the metadata, the actual files themselves are stored separately.  Is this true?  Is it possible to simply extract the most resent versions of files?

dave

System info:
Alfresco Enterprise 3.1 Release
Windows Server 2003 SP2

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