dbcheck reports the error: node is not referenced by either the b-tree or delete chain

Technote (troubleshooting)


Problem(Abstract)

This technote describes an error, node is not referenced by either the b-tree or delete chain, which is falsely reported when using the IBM Rational ClearCase dbcheck command.

Symptom

dbcheck may report the following errors when running against the VOB database.

db_VISTA Version 3.20
Database Consistency Check Utility
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Processing key file: vob_db.k01(1), total of # nodes


Processing delete chain:  2 nodes on delete chain.
Processing nodes:
..............................................................

Problems at node <node>:
  * node is not referenced by either the b-tree or delete chain

Or

Problems at node 17601:

  * delete chain's next-pointer=-1 is out of range

Cause

This issue is caused by defect APAR PM11614 which has been resolved in ClearCase version 7.1.1.3.


Resolving the problem

Upgrade to ClearCase version 7.1.1.3.

A workaround is also available in technote 1363980.


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Document information


More support for:

Rational ClearCase
Database

Software version:

7.1.0.1, 7.1.0.2, 7.1.1, 7.1.1.1, 7.1.1.2

Operating system(s):

Windows

Reference #:

1445242

Modified date:

2013-03-20

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