RDBPROD: RDMS-F-INV_ROOT Error Connecting To Rdb Database

(Doc ID 1378413.1)

Last updated on JUNE 05, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Rdb Server on OpenVMS - Version 6.0 and later
HP OpenVMS Itanium
HP OpenVMS Alpha


After replacing a disk controller and restoring a disk, unable to connect to a database on that disk. Attempting a connect in interactive SQL reports:

SQL> attach 'filename DISK1:[DB]MY_RDB';
%SQL-F-ERRATTDEC, Error attaching to database DISK1:[DB]MY_RDB
-RDB-E-BAD_DB_FORMAT, filename does not reference a database known to Rdb/VMS
-RDMS-F-INV_ROOT, database file has illegal format


OpenVMS BACKUP utility used to restore a disk.


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