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The database disk image is malformed

ryan.meyerryan.meyer Posts: 2
edited August 21, 2007 6:19AM in SQL Backup Previous Versions
Everytime I open up the GUI I receive the following error message:

SQLBackup v5

The database disk image is malformed
database disk image is malformed

at RedGate.SQLBackup.Engine.ConfigurableThreadPool._1(Exception )
at RedGate.SQLBackup.Engine.ConfigurableThreadPool._1._2()
at System.Threading.ThreadHelper.ThreadStart_Context(Object state)
at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state)
at System.Threading.ThreadHelper.ThreadStart()

Has anyone run into this issue before?


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    I had experience this eror myself.

    I finaly fixed it by deleting my windows profile on the affected windows server.

    Hope this help.
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    Hi ryan,
    The "database disk image" it refers to is the internal data store used by the graphical user interface.

    To remove this and start with a clean data store, perform the following steps:

    * Make sure the SQL Backup GUI is shut down.
    * Navigate to the directory : C:\Documents and Settings\<user name>\Local Settings\Application Data\Red Gate\SQL Backup\Server Data - where <user name> is the name of the user that is experiencing the problems.
    * Remove all the files in the directory (which should be .dat) - if you want to keep hold of them you can move them to another directory (as long as that directory is empty).
    * Start the SQL Backup GUI again, it should now recreate the data store, and pull in data from the servers again... this may take a few minutes to complete if you have a lot of activity history.

    Hope that helps,
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