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Re: Corrupted table

From: Robert Mosher <mosher(at)andrews(dot)edu>
To: Mailing List Postgresql <pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Corrupted table
Date: 2001-10-08 23:20:19
Message-ID: Pine.SOL.3.91.1011008191501.29394A-100000@orion.cc.andrews.edu (view raw or flat)
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> Robert Mosher <mosher(at)andrews(dot)edu> writes:
> > In a Perl script I ended up trying to UPDATE a row in my database with a 
> > value that was out of the range. Now whenever I try to do something with 
> > the table I get the error:
> 
> > 	ERROR:  mdopen: couldn't open tablename: No such file or directory
> 
> It seems unlikely that the one led to the other.  The known ways to
> cause that type of failure involve other things, like trying to roll
> back a DROP TABLE.
> 
> How old is your Postgres?

It's version 6.5.3 . Does this limit my solutions then?

> 
> > I can't even drop the table, despite the fact that it shows up when I 
> > enter '\dt' in psql. I could probably run destroydb on the 
> > database that contains the table,
> 
> If it's called "destroydb" and not "dropdb", then the answer to my
> question is "too old".  Consider an update, soon.
> 

Rob Mosher

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