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Prorest of backup fails with: Unable to extend data files enough to proceed.

Prorest of backup fails with: Unable to extend data files enough to proceed.

Article Number 000013690

 

Environment All Supported Operating Systems
Progress 9.x
OpenEdge 10.x
OpenEdge 11.x

 

Question/Problem Description
Prorest of backup fails with: Unable to extend data files enough to proceed.

 

Clarifying Information

 

Error Message Unable to extend data files enough to proceed. (6743)
Restore failed. (1618)
!!! ERROR – Database restore utility FAILED !!! (8564)

 

Defect/Enhancement Number

 

Cause
The prorest was being done without an .st file and all data was attempting to load into one extent per area and the extent reached the 2GB limit.

 

Resolution
Set up a proenv environment and run the following from that session:
1. Run prorest dbname dbname.bak -list to determine the structure and size of the database being restored.
2. Create a structure file, dbname.st, that has the appropriate extents (number or size of the extents needed) based on the list created in step 1.
3. prostrct create dbname
4. prorest dbname dbname.bak
Or
1. Copy the structure file from the database where the backup was taken from.
2. Modify the structure file to identify new location of where the database is to be created.
3. prostrct create dbname (with the appropriate db blocksize).
4. Enable large files support on the database. Command: proutil dbname -C enablelargefiles
5. prorest dbname dbname.bak
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