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From "Mamta A. Satoor (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (DERBY-5232) Put a stern README file in log and seg0 directories to warn users of corrpution they will cause if they touch files there
Date Thu, 25 Oct 2012 20:17:12 GMT

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Mamta A. Satoor commented on DERBY-5232:
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Thanks for the tip, Knut. I added UTF-8 character ♉ to messages.xml temporarily but it got
printed as ? in the readme file. This is probably happening because of the call use to get
the message from messages.xml. The call is MessageService.getTextMessage(MessageId.README_AT_DB_LEVEL).
This method probably converts the non-ascii characters into ?. I am looking to see if there
is another api I can use to get the UTF-8 characters as they are using the MessageId.README_AT_DB_LEVEL.
                
> Put a stern README file in log and seg0 directories to warn users of corrpution they
will cause if they touch files there
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: DERBY-5232
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-5232
>             Project: Derby
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Store
>    Affects Versions: 10.8.1.2
>            Reporter: Kathey Marsden
>            Assignee: Mamta A. Satoor
>         Attachments: DERBY5232_patch1_diff.txt, DERBY5232_patch1_stat.txt, DERBY5232_patch2_diff.txt,
DERBY5232_patch2_stat.txt, DERBY5232_patch3_diff.txt, DERBY5232_patch3_stat.txt
>
>
> Users often on bad advice or desperation  touch or delete files in the log or seg0 directories
(mostly log).
> I think it would be good for new databases and on upgrade that a file be created in these
directories with a name like:
> TOUCHING_FILES_HERE_WILL_CORRUPT_DB_README.txt
> or some such to warn of the perils of doing this and the corrupting effects and how it
can eliminate any possibility of salvage. It should also encourage users to make a zip backup
of the database directory with no jvm currently accessing it before trying to do anything
with the database if it appears to be already corrupt.  Also point to backup/restore documentation
and encourage restore of a good backup into an empty directory if the database is corrupt.
> I'm not sure if it would help but it couldn't hurt.

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