Specs: OS X 10.11.3; DTPO 2.8.9
My macbook appears to have crashed overnight, and re-started. First up, there was the usual message about databases being in use. I’ve alway found that a little irritating, as I only use DTPO on one machine. However, minor complaint.
At the time of the crash, I had 6 or 7 different databases open. On previous occasions, I was able to simply click continue on each individal ‘database in use’ message, and everything would open fine. This time around I received a message saying that there were two serious inconsistencies in a database, advising me to rebuild. I selected the rebuild option.
Problem 1: I was not told which database had issues. Reading the log window identifies the affected database. Running verify and repair on that database reports no problems. However, before choosing whether to ignore the reported problems, restore from back up or rebuild, I would like to identify the database. This would help inform my decision.
Problem 2: I now have a different database which has the pencil with a line through it (making an x) appearing in the side panel. I am presuming this means it is read-only. Certainly I cannot add or delete items from the database. In the database properties window, the Read-only box is not selected, and greyed out. I seem to remember deleting a lock file in a similar situation previously, but have forgotten how that is done. From the manual: ‘Read only databases are marked with a read-only icon’. No explanation of how to undo this; the intuitive thing to do is to uncheck the relevant box in the properties window but, as noted above, that is currently unchecked.
I’ve previously mentioned on this forum that I find the DTPO manual to be somewhat lacking. I’m re-iterating that point here, because I am not able to find anything in the manual to adequately to explain the read-only icon. There is a table of icons in the Sidebar section of the manual, and of course in the Iconology appendix. This icon seems to appear in neither, which is odd.
All of which is a long way of saying that I would like to be able to remove the read-only restriction in the affected database. Can somebody please remind me how to delete a lock file, if this is indeed the correct way to go?
I have also filed a support ticket with the above information, but as this is the weekend and I’m not sure how likely a response is before Monday, I’m posting here.