But even if sas will use it w/out complaining, it is going to be
suspect, isn't it?
From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of
Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2007 12:44 AM
Subject: Re: Large datastep interrupted, have a large data1.sas7bdat.lck
file - any way to convert to usable data?
Try to rename it by removing the .lck and have a look into the dir
window of the library. Maybe the dataset is usable. If not, try to
repair it with proc datasets.
On Wed, 19 Sep 2007 23:04:03 -0000, kvasikonkav@GMAIL.COM wrote:
>I was running a job on a server, and the server was rebooted.
>Consequently, I have a partially completed datafile, which has the
>The ".lck" file is a 225,000,000kb file (I think that is 225gb,
>SAS was nearly done processing a datastep when the server was rebooted.
>My understanding is that the ".lck" extension is sort of a temporary
>dataset that will later be renamed once the datastep is fully finished.
>I don't want to wait another 4 days for the program to run again, so I
>was hoping the nearly complete ".lck" data could be recovered into a
>regular dataset without too much effort?
>is there any way to recover any of the data out of a ".sas7bdat.lck"
>file, or convert it into a sas7bdat file?