So..., I made the unfortunate decision to try and copy/paste 22,000+ address points into the same file geodatabase. It's taking soooooooo long.... So my question is, how much of a chance is there to corrupt a file geodatabase during a copy/paste operation if you kill the ArcMap process midway thru?

  • I'm guessing it will not corrupt the geodatabase, however the feature class that the copy is based to maybe compromised (number of features may not equal number of geometric shapes). – artwork21 Dec 11 '13 at 21:59
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    22k points is not very many. It shouldn't take more than a few minutes to copy. – blah238 Dec 11 '13 at 22:01

It's difficult, though possible, to corrupt a file geodatabase. You should certainly delete the table that was loading when the application was terminated.

22k points doesn't seem like a lot, so there may be other issues at play here (and these issues may increase the probability of corruption).


I have check the same with copy/paste (5400 polylignes) and kill application before the end but the process is in transactional mode when you are on edit mode. I haven't data corruption after premature kill process. I think this the transactional mode. I have same number of entities as intial step

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