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Database restore resulting in error: Unable to create volume

Database restore resulting in error: Unable to create volume

Problem:

Database restore resulting in error: Unable to create volume

Resolution:

When attempting to restore my sqmdb.bak file from machine A to machine B, I am getting the following message: E7040: UT_ER_VOLUME_CREATE: Unable to create volume ("ools/vtools/vbackup/olib.cxx", line 1692)

When vbackup does a back up, any data volume other than the original system volume is stored in the backup file with the *absolute* path name, not the relative path name. When you try to restore the database, it attempts to create the volume at the same *absolute* path. Therefore, if the original machine has the database at "E:\caliber\versant\db\SQMDB", then when restoring, vbackup will be trying to create a file at "E:\caliber\versant\db\SQMDB\system1". If "E:\caliber\versant\db\SQMDB" doesn"t exist, the file can"t be created. The way to handle this is to edit the profile.be in the SQMDB director prior to running the restore. For each extra volume, you"ll need a "datavol" parameter specifying the *new* path for the volume.

For example: Add the following lines to the profile.be; under the line = sysvol 2047M system

datavol system1 2047M e:\borland\caliberrmserver\versant\db\CFMDB\system1

datavol system2 2047M e:\borland\caliberrmserver\versant\db\CFMDB\system2

Old KB# 15941

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