Harmony dbu.exe error: (Bad database data dictionary)

I have been using Harmony’s dbu.exe to query information from toonboom’s database (which jobs/envs exist etc) so that files can automatically be written within the scene filestructure (for use within scenes). This has worked fairly well since around Harmony- .


C:\Program Files (x86)\Toon Boom Animation\Toon Boom Harmony\win64\dbu.exe -t \MY_SMB\USA_DB\envs\env.db

However, starting with ToonBoom Harmony the process is failing and the following result is being returned to me:

08:44:46.925 dbclient (Bad database data dictionary): //MY_SMB/USA_DB/envs/env
Could not open the startup database: \\MY_SMB\USA_DB\envs\env

I can use control-center.exe, and stage.exe just fine, so it is not the install, nor an issue with the database. I was wondering a few things:

  • is dbu.exe safe to use in production, or is it for internal use only
  • Would anyone have any insights as to what might be causing the issue?
  • Does anyone know of another way to get project-structure information from toonboom?

Thank you so much for reading, have a great day.

  • Will