Re: Error during database creation

Philip Michael Blancett ( )
Fri, 13 Jun 1997 00:47:06 -0000

OK I'm approaching the mystified level rapidly....I deleted the device
within SEM and than I went into Emerald Admin to "delete the
database"...but ya know something kinda struck me that this move was
somewhat daredevilish.

Dale wrote >>> make sure you deleted the file after deleting the database.

If I go into Emerald Admin and click on "delete Database" than I am going
to effect my primary database..and I don't think that is what you mean..
But I did go into SEM and delete the database there. And than into
explorer and deleted the file there. And it still gives me the same error.
I have reviewed several chapters in the SQL book about database creation,
and I can create a new database..I just can't do it through Emerald. I am
trying to do this so I can set up a subscribing and publishing SQL servers.
If it is possible to create a database and than do a transfer than I can
go that route I guess. Any advice would be appreciated. Thx

> From: Dale E. Reed Jr. <>
> To:
> Subject: Re: Error during database creation
> Date: Thursday, June 12, 1997 4:55 PM
> Philip Michael Blancett wrote:
> >
> > > Ok I specified c:\program files\emerald and it gave me
> > > "Create device failed please check the device settings and try again"
> This is most likely because the Emerald.dat file already exists. If
> this is a prior installation, make sure you deleted the file after
> deleting the database.
> > I rummaged through all the previous Emails from the archives...time
> > spent but unfortunately I could not locate any previous error messages
> > mine. I did note that I could in SEM just create a database (rather
> > having Emerald do it for me) and than conduct a transfer from my
> > SQL server. I tried this once already though and it did not list the
> > database I created from my current SQL server...any ideas? Any help
> > be much appreciated. Thx
> Sounds like you might have manually deleted the database, but not the
> database device.
> --
> Dale E. Reed Jr. (
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