Applies To:
  • CitectSCADA 6.xx, 7.xx
  • Vijeo Citect 6.xx, 7.xx 

I am receiving the following error when starting up the Citect Trend Server:

Archiving initialisation failure:
An error has occurred accessing trend file '<Trend File Name>.HST'.
The error was: This file is incompatible with current settings.
Please delete it or correct the current sample period.

This error is displayed when the configuration of a particular trend does not match the configuration recorded by Citect in an existing trend header file (HST) for that trend. This can be caused by either of following:

1. The attributes (e.g. Sample Period, No. of Files) of a trend have been changed without removing the existing trend header and data files
2. There are 2 or more trends which have the same filename specified

It is important that the existing trend header and data files are removed when changing the attributes for a particular trend. It is also important that the filename for each trend is unique.

 Archiving initialisation failure