#include <db.h>

DB_ENV->lsn_reset(DB_ENV *dbenv, const char *file, u_int32_t flags);  

The DB_ENV->lsn_reset() method allows database files to be moved from one transactional database environment to another.

Database pages in transactional database environments contain references to the environment's log files (that is, log sequence numbers, or LSNs). Copying or moving a database file from one database environment to another, and then modifying it, can result in data corruption if the LSNs are not first cleared.

Note that LSNs should be reset before moving or copying the database file into a new database environment, rather than moving or copying the database file and then resetting the LSNs. Berkeley DB has consistency checks that may be triggered if an application calls DB_ENV->lsn_reset() on a database in a new environment when the database LSNs still reflect the old environment.

The DB_ENV->lsn_reset() method modifies the physical file, in-place. Applications should not reset LSNs in files that are currently in use.

The DB_ENV->lsn_reset() method is a non-atomic operation. If the operation fails, it is possible for the database to be in an inconsistent state.

The DB_ENV->lsn_reset() method may be called at any time during the life of the application.

The DB_ENV->lsn_reset() method returns a non-zero error value on failure and 0 on success.



The name of the physical file in which the LSNs are to be cleared.


The flags parameter must be set to 0 or the following value:


    The file contains encrypted databases.


The DB_ENV->lsn_reset() method may fail and return one of the following non-zero errors:


An invalid flag value or parameter was specified.



See Also

Database Environments and Related Methods