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Topic Title: Tasks missing am5tf.~bk
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Created On: 11/18/2011 01:49 AM
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Answer This question was answered by JeanDelfosse, on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 12:51 AM

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PatkricLou,
I have no idea why AM6 crashed, but I feel you were lucky to recover from the ~bk file as you did.
It is always advisable to make frequent copies of the atl file, just in case...
AM6 architecture is very similar to AM5's one, this could explain why that am5tf was still named like that, being a temporary workfile of AM6.

For AM7 also, take care of making safe copies of the atl file.
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Hi

When Automate 6 crashed last night it restarted with a blank AM6Taskfile.atl file. (The AutoMate 6 service terminated unexpectedly. Event ID 7031.) 

In the same directory as the AM6Taskfile.atl file I found a file namned am5tf.~bk which was modified the exact same time as Automate 6 went down occured.

I made a copy of the am5tf.~bk and then replaced the empty AM6Taskfile.atl file with it. After this the system was up and running again with all tasks and information restored.

 

Is this the correct file to use? If so, why the name AM5*? 

Is there a way to prevent this from happening again? 

I realize I'm running an old version of Automate on this server (a move to the Automate 8 server is underway), but it would be good to know if there is something I can do to keep this from occuring again.

The problem is that the same thing happened last week on the Automate 7 server.

 

Thank you.



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PatkricLou,
I have no idea why AM6 crashed, but I feel you were lucky to recover from the ~bk file as you did.
It is always advisable to make frequent copies of the atl file, just in case...
AM6 architecture is very similar to AM5's one, this could explain why that am5tf was still named like that, being a temporary workfile of AM6.

For AM7 also, take care of making safe copies of the atl file.

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 11/18/2011 07:04 AM
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Hi Jean

Thanks for the quick reply.

I was mostly concerned with the file being left blank after the crash, than the crash itself. As long as I now know to back that file up from time to time, I'll be fine until I've moved the tasks to Automate 8.

I take it then that the atl file has been replaced by something else in Automate 8?



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PatricLou,
in AM8, there is still an atl file, named Automate8TaskFile.atl, which it is still advisable to save.

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 11/20/2011 10:31 PM
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Thanks Jean, appreciate it.



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You're welcome, PatricLou

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