Hi. An old customer, who has not kept current, asked us for help when our product, which they have running against sqla8, stopped working. I noticed that the sqla8 server was very low on disk space and that sqla8 had reported an assertion error.
I freed-up disk space and started the sql8 engine against the database. No problems were reported. Nevertheless, because of the previous assertion error, I suggested to the customer that the database be rebuilt. The customer provided for the additional down-time. During the down-time I unloaded and reloaded the database without incident. However, when checking the event folder, I found that the two backup events did not make it into the rebuilt database. Also, when a user started using our app against the rebuilt database, she reported seeing a division by zero error. I moved them back to the original database and our app seems to be working fine.
Is it normal for backup events to not be retained during an unload/reload?