Our company is switching from an Oracle 10 g to Oracle 11 g database. Currently we have an arcsde connection but for Oracle 11g datasets. ArcMap users (both individual and shared licenses) will be connecting to the database using direct connect (ESRI). The last time we switched server addresses a bug arose when the old server ip address was decommissioned. It makes absolutely no sense because ArcSDE had been switched off on the server for several months. However it created an error across multiple users and projects - 'failed to open mxd' as the project continued to look for the old server and then crashed. Any one have a similar problem or better yet a solution to help us avoid this happening again.
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Hello Could anyone help? I am having a problem opening numerous mxds which contain layers where the original source data (background map rasters) was held in an oracle database on server which has now been removed and can not be reinstalled. The mxd should open with broken links but instead hangs for up to 6 hours. I have tried scripting for finding and replacing links, reporting broken data sources and the mxd utility doctor all of which register a failure to respond after several hours. The mxd seems to be be stuck in a cycle looking for the lost server connection. Has anyone had this problem and solved it. Many thanks
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