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Advanced Data File Recovery for Pervasive.SQL

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Course Developer: Goldstar Software

Level: Advanced

Length: 1 Day

Course Materials: 100+ page, Two-Sided, Color Printed Manual with CDROM (Available Separately for $500)

Course Objectives: This advanced course was designed by Goldstar Software to target the advanced areas in data file recovery which are not covered by the normal Pervasive PSQL Service & Support class. The target audience includes developers or users who have had to recover from data file corruption, or anyone who desires a more in-depth explanation of the Btrieve database file.

An outline of the course includes:
  • Review of Btrieve Data File Concepts
  • Pages - FCR, PAT, Data, Index, Variable, VAT
  • Details in the File Control Record (FCR)
  • Use of Page Allocation Tables (PATs)
  • Implementation Details of Internal Pointers (5.x, 6.x, 7.x)
  • Automating PAT Lookup
  • BUTIL, Maintenance Utility
  • DataSave
  • PATFix
  • Breaker and Maker Utilities
  • Pointer Translation with Broken Files
  • Hexadecimal Editors
  • Manual Data File Recovery

Course Prerequisites: Student should have an understanding of Btrieve files and applications in general. Knowledge of ASCII and hexadecimal numbering formats is helpful (or you will learn it in class).

Goldstar Software strongly urges anyone taking this Advanced session to also take the Pervasive PSQL Service & Support sessions, since this classes provide a core foundation of knowledge for the advanced session.
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