If a project has not been closed properly, such as during system or network outages, on rare occasions the .EAP file does not open correctly. In this case a message displays informing you the model is of an unknown database format or is not a database file.
Note: Poor network connections can also cause this symptom.
Repair a Project that has not closed correctly
To repair a project that was not closed properly, follow the steps below:
|1.||Copy the project file to a local drive on your PC.|
|2.||Start Enterprise Architect and open a place holder model to enable access to the facility. |
Note: This is NOT the model you intend to repair.
|3.||Select the menu option.|
|4.||Follow the on-screen instructions.|
Note: All users must be logged off the project you are attempting to repair.
Warning: Never attempt to repair a project over a network connection; copy it to a local drive first.
Ensuring the Integrity of the Repaired Project
An additional step you can use to ensure the integrity of your model is use the feature.
|1.||Open Enterprise Architect, but when you are prompted to open a project, click on the button.|
|2.||Select the menu option.|
|3.||Follow the prompts. When you are prompted for the Replica Project Browser window for your problem project, you might be given a warning about the project not being the Design Master, accept this warning. Click on the button.|
|4.||Browse for the clean project (e.g. EABase.eap). Click on the button.|
|5.||Enter the path and name of the new project to created, then click on the button.|
|6.||Click on the button to run the removal process.|
|7.||Once the removal process has been completed, open the project and do a check of the project contents. If the data is intact, backup the old project and replace it with the new version.|