Trados 2009: Translation memory data file is corrupt
Thread poster: Nick Quaintmere

Nick Quaintmere  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 03:47
German to English
Jul 27, 2010

This has just happened in the middle of a translation. And it is - of course - my main TM.

The error messages that I am receiving are, as ever not particularly helpful.

If I try to open the TM in the Translation Memory view I get the message:

"An error occured when searching the memory. The TM may contain invalid translation units."

and when I click that away:

"Object reference not set to an instance of an object."

And if I try to export my data to a new .tmx file I get:

"The translation memory data file is corrupt."

Is there anything I can do to save this data and rebuild the file (short of re-importing every translation I've ever done, of course)??????

I would be eternally grateful for any help!


 

Grzegorz Gryc  Identity Verified
Local time: 03:47
French to Polish
+ ...
SQLite repair... Jul 27, 2010

Nick Quaintmere wrote:

This has just happened in the middle of a translation. And it is - of course - my main TM.

(...)

Is there anything I can do to save this data and rebuild the file (short of re-importing every translation I've ever done, of course)??????


Try some of the SQLite repair utilities listed at:
http://sqlite.software.informer.com/download-sqlite-database-repair-utility/

Not tested.
Make a backup before you proceed.

Cheers
GG


 

Nick Quaintmere  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 03:47
German to English
TOPIC STARTER
Database repair Jul 27, 2010

There's hundreds of them! I wouldn't know where to start! And will they process *.sdltm files?

 

SDL Community  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 03:47
English
We can take a look? Jul 27, 2010

Hi Nick,

We don't see many of these now, so if you would like we can take a look at this for you. If you drop me an email to pfilkin@sdl.com then I'll give you a secure ftp to send the TM to.

I can't promise anything but we may be able to help as the developers have useful tools for repairing things like this.

I would not recommend self-fixing unless you are sure of what you are doing, or at least make sure you take a copy to play with first as Grzegorz suggests..

Regards

Paul


 

Nick Quaintmere  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 03:47
German to English
TOPIC STARTER
Update: File repaired by SDL Aug 3, 2010

Thanks to SDL for rescuing my TM.

I would also like to point out that this database corruption was by a sudden computer crash and was unrelated to Trados Studio itself.

See also this post from SDL:

http://www.proz.com/forum/sdl_trados_support/176533-backing_up_translation_memories.html


 

Fong-chyi Wen  Identity Verified
Taiwan
Local time: 09:47
Member (2008)
English to Chinese
I have this problem now Mar 12, 2014

Hi, Paul,

I have this problem now. I don't know why it happens, but I couldn't open one of my TMs. Can I send a message to the address you listed above and send my TM to your secure FTP to get it fixed? Thanks.

Regards,

Wen


 

SDL Community  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 03:47
English
Sure... Mar 12, 2014

... mail me and we’ll see what we can do. No guarantees though as it depends how badly corrupted it is.

Regards

Paul


 

Celer
Spain
Same problem Oct 22, 2015

I have the same problem.

When I try to open my TM I have this error message:

An error occurred when searching the memory. The TM may contain invalid translation units.

Can somebody help me?

Thanks.
Regards.
Alberto.


 


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