Btrieve File Saver reads a Btrieve / Pervasive.SQL database file and dumps all records to a file by only using basic file I/O - so no Btrieve Version is needed! It can save the data recovered from the file into hex dump, BUTIL -save compatible with o
Sep 13, 2011 19:57:36
Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows CE, Unix
the world’s only tool to recover Btrieve data without the engine
read – recover – restore data even in case of data corruption and if the engine returns status 2!
read directly into data pages without going thru the internal structure
(only this way you can recover data that are stored when the files structure being corrupted)
supports variable record portions
reads files written in Btrieve 3.x / 4.x / 5.x / 6.x / 7.x / 8.x/ 9.0 – 9.5 is planned
available for inux and windows
CRC data validation support
output format: BUTIL -SAVE compatible or HEX dump (both available including leading length indication)
what is Btrieve File Saver?
Btrieve File Saver is a offline reader utility. you can extract Btrieve data/records without using the database engine itself. the tool can run in batch / script mode and even supports silent mode (without interaction). the tool recovers data from files even if there are corrupt or only partial readable. when bringing a system online after a disaster or in case of hard disk failure the Btrieve database engine (Pervasive.SQL) can return status 2 indicating an I/O error on a database file. in those cases but also if you migrate your application to another system where you don’t have a Btrieve installation you can use Btrieve File Saver to extract data that otherwise would be lost for ever.
the tool is available as open source and as free software under the GPL 3 license.
for whom it is:
the tool is designed for database or system administrators or data experts that are familiar with btrieve and the pervasive’s database engine.
for whom it isn’t:
the tool is not intend to give end user access to data. there is no GUI nor is there any structural information about the records. the tool only extracts readable data pages and ignores any key that might be created.