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Can't delete superfile

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Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:21 pm Change Time Zone

When trying to delete a superfile, I get the following error:

"Cannot delete <superfilename>:CDristributedSuperfile: Superfile <superfilename>: corrupt subfile file <subfilename> cannot be found

The subfile in this case was another superfile, if that matters. Seems like daliadmin is the way to go here, but when I do:

daliadmin <ip> delete <superfilename>

I get "can't connect to <superfilename>", so I gather my syntax is wrong, but I can't figure out what's correct.

How do I get rid of this file?
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Thu Sep 24, 2015 2:42 pm Change Time Zone

Hi Alex,

Try the following command
[[email protected] ~]# /opt/HPCCSystems/bin/daliadmin <dali ip> checksuperfile <superfilename>

The output will look like this if its good..

Superfile <superfilename> OK - contains 0 subfiles

If it comes back as corrupt run the same command but tack “fix=true” at the end


/opt/HPCCSystems/bin/daliadmin <dali ip> checksuperfile <superfilename> fix=true


[[email protected] ~]# /opt/HPCCSystems/bin/daliadmin |grep check
checksuperfile <superfilename> [fix=true|false] -- check superfile links consistent and optionally fix
checksubfile <subfilename> -- check subfile links to parent consistent
[deletefiles=<true|false>]-- perform some checks on dali meta data an optionally fix or remove redundant info


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Thu Sep 24, 2015 2:59 pm Change Time Zone

Thanks Bob/Fernando. That did the trick.
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