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Errors when connecting to file geodatabases

Question asked by danwebb on Jul 27, 2016
Latest reply on Jul 28, 2016 by danwebb

I’ve been getting strange errors lately when trying to connect to file geodatabases on a server.  Attached are a couple screenshots of different error popups.  The message is often different but usually says one, more, or all of the follow:

 

Failed to connect to database.

FDO error: -1

FDO error: -1 [GDB_Items]

FDO error: -1 [GDB_ItemRelationships]

FDO error: -1 [GDB_SystemCatalog]

 

This release of the GeoDatabase is either invalid or out of date. [Invalid Geodatabase release]

 

It does not always error. Usually it’s fine but sometimes it errors like this.  When it does not error, the properties of the .gdb says the database is current (see attachment).

 

Also (and this may be circumstantial) but it usually seems to happen when I try to publish a cached service.  The cache uses vector data from its own databases so I don't know why it would affect all the others, but I wanted to throw that out as well to round out the picture.

 

Does anyone know what this is?  Or how to fix it?  Should those databases be rebuilt?

 

Thanks!

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