How to rename default version to "Default" ?

Discussion created by kzone on Mar 19, 2012
Latest reply on May 14, 2020 by kpeter-esristaff
Hi all,

We are facing a problem due to a mistake of a, now, ex SDE admin : the renaming of the "DEFAULT"  version of our SDE connection which leads to the unability to connect anymore to the default mother version of our database with admin rights to restore to the previous state.

We get the "failed to connect to database. Version not found  [sde.DEFAULT]" popup as we try to check the properties and "failed to connect to the specified server. Version not found  [dbo.DEFAULT]. Version not found  [sde.DEFAULT]. Version not found  [sde.DEFAULT]. Version not found  [sde.DEFAULT]" when we try to change the transactional version in order to point to the renamed default version.

Following the documentation it seems that the mother version can't normally be renamed but unlucky it may be ...
It's very odd not to have a warning or any lock on the renaming of a mother version though. Anyway it's not the time to complain about it but to get the trick in order to rename to "DEFAULT" our mother version. Any help will be appreciated !

Thanks all, have a nice day,