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    error 8985

    Hi folks,
    When I shrink database, the system raise error 8985: Could not locate file 'databasename_dat' in sysfiles.
    Does anyone has experience to solve this error...?

    thanks
    Sjaiful Bahri

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    This typically means that you've had a device (disk drive) go offline. There is rarely any way to recover unless you can either bring the device back online or restore a backup to another disk.

    -PatP

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