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Recover File Geodatabase

Summary

Recovers data from a file geodatabase that has become corrupt.

Learn more about how Recover File Geodatabase works

Usage

  • The Recover File Geodatabase tool can only recover simple feature classes and tables. Complex data and relationships will not be recovered.

Syntax

RecoverFileGDB_management (input_file_gdb, output_location, out_name)
ParameterExplanationData Type
input_file_gdb

Input corrupt file geodatabase.

Workspace
output_location

Output folder location for the recovered file geodatabase.

Folder
out_name

Name for the output file geodatabase.

String

Code sample

RecoverFileGDB example 1 (Python window)

The following Python window script demonstrates how to use the RecoverFileGDB tool in immediate mode.

arcpy.RecoverFileGDB_management('C:/fgdb/Whistler.gdb', 'C:/recoveredData', 'recoveredWhistler.gdb')
RecoverFileGDB example 2 (stand-alone script)

The following Python window script demonstrates how to use the RecoverFileGDB in a stand-alone script. This script will clean up nonuseful tables.

# Name: RecoverFileGeodatabase.py
# Description: Use the RecoverFileGeodatabase tool to recover the data
#              contained in a damaged file geodatabase.

# Import system modules
import arcpy

# Set local variables
geodatabase = "C:/fgdb/Whistler.gdb"
output_location = "C:/recoveredData"
recovered_name = "recoveredWhistler.gdb"

# Process: Recover the data
arcpy.RecoverFileGDB_management(geodatabase, output_location, recovered_name)

Environments

This tool does not use any geoprocessing environments.

Licensing information

  • ArcGIS Desktop Basic: Yes
  • ArcGIS Desktop Standard: Yes
  • ArcGIS Desktop Advanced: Yes

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