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Dictionary node has gone missing?

Question asked by kooshball on Mar 18, 2011
Latest reply on Nov 28, 2011 by antoadspub
When we restarted our alfresco server this morning to turn on incoming mail functionality, we got a context initialization error on startup. Even after removing the new configuration directives in alfresco-global.properties, we are still getting the following error:

13:30:55,224 ERROR [org.springframework.web.context.ContextLoader] Context initialization failed
org.alfresco.error.AlfrescoRuntimeException: 02180000 Failed to find 'app:dictionary' node
        at org.alfresco.repo.action.scheduled.ScheduledPersistedActionServiceImpl.locatePersistanceFolder(ScheduledPersistedActionServiceImpl.java:132)
        at org.alfresco.repo.action.scheduled.ScheduledPersistedActionServiceImpl$ScheduledPersistedActionServiceBootstrap$1$1.execute(ScheduledPersistedActionServiceImpl.java:489)
        at org.alfresco.repo.transaction.RetryingTransactionHelper.doInTransaction(RetryingTransactionHelper.java:381)
        at org.alfresco.repo.transaction.RetryingTransactionHelper.doInTransaction(RetryingTransactionHelper.java:253)
        at org.alfresco.repo.action.scheduled.ScheduledPersistedActionServiceImpl$ScheduledPersistedActionServiceBootstrap$1.doWork(ScheduledPersistedActionServiceImpl.java:494)
        at org.alfresco.repo.security.authentication.AuthenticationUtil.runAs(AuthenticationUtil.java:508)
        at org.alfresco.repo.action.scheduled.ScheduledPersistedActionServiceImpl$ScheduledPersistedActionServiceBootstrap.onBootstrap(ScheduledPersistedActionServiceImpl.java:481)
        at org.springframework.extensions.surf.util.AbstractLifecycleBean.onApplicationEvent(AbstractLifecycleBean.java:56)
        at org.springframework.context.event.SimpleApplicationEventMulticaster.multicastEvent(SimpleApplicationEventMulticaster.java:97)
        at org.alfresco.repo.management.SafeApplicationEventMulticaster.multicastEvent(SafeApplicationEventMulticaster.java:78)
        at org.springframework.context.support.AbstractApplicationContext.publishEvent(AbstractApplicationContext.java:294)
        at org.springframework.context.support.AbstractApplicationContext.finishRefresh(AbstractApplicationContext.java:858)
        at org.springframework.context.support.AbstractApplicationContext.refresh(AbstractApplicationContext.java:419)
        at org.springframework.web.context.ContextLoader.createWebApplicationContext(ContextLoader.java:261)
        at org.springframework.web.context.ContextLoader.initWebApplicationContext(ContextLoader.java:192)
        at org.springframework.web.context.ContextLoaderListener.contextInitialized(ContextLoaderListener.java:47)
        at org.alfresco.web.app.ContextLoaderListener.contextInitialized(ContextLoaderListener.java:63)
        at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext.listenerStart(StandardContext.java:3972)
        at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext.start(StandardContext.java:4467)
        at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.addChildInternal(ContainerBase.java:791)
        at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.addChild(ContainerBase.java:771)
        at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardHost.addChild(StandardHost.java:546)
        at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig.deployDescriptor(HostConfig.java:637)
        at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig.deployDescriptors(HostConfig.java:563)
        at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig.deployApps(HostConfig.java:498)
        at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig.start(HostConfig.java:1277)
        at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig.lifecycleEvent(HostConfig.java:321)
        at org.apache.catalina.util.LifecycleSupport.fireLifecycleEvent(LifecycleSupport.java:119)
        at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.start(ContainerBase.java:1053)
        at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardHost.start(StandardHost.java:785)
        at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.start(ContainerBase.java:1045)
        at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardEngine.start(StandardEngine.java:443)
        at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardService.start(StandardService.java:519)
        at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardServer.start(StandardServer.java:710)
        at org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina.start(Catalina.java:581)
        at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
        at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:39)
        at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
        at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:597)
        at org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap.start(Bootstrap.java:289)
        at org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap.main(Bootstrap.java:414)

I still see references to the data dictionary when I poke around the database, but I'm not sure how to recover from this error. We'd like to avoid having to reinstall, because we just finished loading 40 GBs of documents into the system and don't want to have to go through the process of re-uploading all of them.

Any thoughts as to what has happened?

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