Capturing corruption data for a specific database

The dbcapture tool is provided as a standalone tool to collect a specific database manually at the discretion of the administrator or user.

About this task

The tool respects the number and size limits when collecting a database. The tool ignores the DATABASE_CAPTURE_ENABLED configuration variable.


Enter the following command at the server console, where red.nsf is the name of the database file to be captured in the abc directory relative to the data directory.

load dbcapture abc\red.nsf

Tip: You can also run the dbcapture tool from an Operating System command prompt by entering the following command: dbcapture abc\red.nsf


The collected database has the same name as the source database file with a .cor extension.