Repair a Project
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 project is of an unknown database format or is not a database file.
Never attempt to repair a project over a network connection; copy it to a local drive first.
Repair a Project That Has Not Closed Correctly
To repair a project that was not closed properly, follow the steps below:
All users must be logged off the project you are attempting to repair.
- Copy the project file to a local drive on your PC.
- In Enterprise Architect, select the Tools | Options menu option and on the General page deselect the Use Jet 4.0 - requires restart checkbox.
- Close and restart Enterprise Architect and open a place holder project to enable access to the Repair .EAP File facility.
This is NOT the project you intend to repair, it is a copy of it.
- Select the Tools | Manage .EAP File | Repair .EAP File menu option.
- Follow the on-screen instructions.
Ensure Integrity of the Repaired Project
An additional step you can use to ensure the integrity of your project is to use the Remove Replication feature.
- Open Enterprise Architect, but when you are prompted to open a project, click on the Cancel button.
- Select the Tools | Manage .EAP File | Remove Replication menu option.
- 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 Next button.
- Browse for the clean project (for example, EABase.eap). Click on the Next button.
- Enter the path and name of the new project to be created, then click on the Next button.
- Click on the Run button to run the removal process.
- 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.