Database errors

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Before you apply one of the following steps, it's highly recommended to make a backup of the damaged database (*.wsw file) and the related cache folder (*_WSW folder). Just to ensure that you can return should one of these steps fail.

 

If your bookmark database has physical damages, then you have to restore or repair your database with one of the following steps:

 

1. Restore a backup

If you have a working and up to date backup of your bookmark database, then it's recommended to restore that backup. This is always the best and most reliable solution. By default, WebSite-Watcher creates an AutoBackup once a day that can be restored with Tools + Backup/Restore.

 

1.Click "Tools" in the main menu
2.Select "Backup/Restore"
3.Select "Restore AutoBackup" and follow the assistant

 

2. Run the command "Repair database"

If you don't have a working backup file or your backup file outdated, then you can run the command "Repair database". This will repair your database and restore as many data as possible. After using that command, the next check run might produce some false update notifications, especially if you have disabled the special filter "Ignore all HTML tags".

 

1.Click "File" in the main menu
2.Select "Database"
3.Run the command "Repair database"

 

3. Run the command "Re-Create database from cache folder"

This command can be used if the command "Repair database" fails and you don't have a working and up to date backup file. This command re-creates the whole database from files that are stored in your cache folder. After using that command, the next check run might produce some false update notifications, especially if you have disabled the special filter "Ignore all HTML tags".

 

1.Click "File" in the main menu
2.Select "Database"
3.Run the command "Re-Create database from cache folder"

 

After running any of these commands, you can run the command "Optimize database" that will also perform an integrity check.

 

Database Repair Tool

If it is no longer possible to start WebSite-Watcher or to open a database due to database corruptions and crashes, you can use the application "dbtool.exe" that can be found in the WebSite-Watcher setup folder. With that tool you're also able to run the steps described above at a lower level.




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