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When building pyramids using ArcCatalog with JPEG2000, the process terminates and the following error message is displayed:
Error: "An error was encountered while executing BuildPyramids, Operation Fails, Failed to Execute BuildPyramids"
Error: "Updating Pyramids, Error: SE_stream_execute (-1), Operation failed Incomplete..."
This is a known limitation.
The JPEG2000 compression requires quality value ranging 0 to 255. When ArcCatalog is used to build pyramids using JPEG2000 compression type (right-click on the raster dataset and click Build Pyramids option), it asks for the parameters, such as compression quality. If no value is specified, '0' is used as the compression quality and the pyramid building process bails out with -1 error.
In ArcGIS 9.2, the range of compression quality for JPEG2000 type is modified from 0-255 to 1-100. This prevents the issue while building pyramids using ArcCatalog. However it can appear when using 'sderaster' command and not providing '-q' option.
Note: The default for jp2 compression is 0 or a lossless compression.
Calculate how many pyramid levels are needed and then build the pyramids one level at a time using 'sderaster -o pyramid' command, i.e., -L 1; -L 2; -L 3, ...) instead of using the '-L -1' option. Make sure to provide '-q' option for each level with the compression quality value (between 1-255). If a '-q' option is missed for any level, it will default to '0' and the process will fail with -1 error.
MOSAIC_TEST : 4129 X 1652 Tile Size : 128 X 128 Tiles at level 0: 32 x 12 Tiles at level 1: 16 x 6 Tiles at level 2: 8 x 3 - rounded to 4 Tiles at level 3: 4 x 2 Tiles at level 4: 2 x 1 Tiles at level 5: 1 x 1
Code: C:\>sderaster -o pyramid -l mosaic_test,raster -i 5151 -u test -p test -D test -L 0 -v 1 Connecting to server buccaneers, port 5151, as user test Updating pyramid... raster ID : 1 Total Time: 00:00:04 Complete...
Code: C:\>sderaster -o pyramid -l mosaic_test,raster -i 5151 -u test -p test10g -L 1 -q 130 -I bilinear -v 1 Connecting to server buccaneers, port 5151, as user test Updating pyramid... raster ID : 1 Total Time: 00:00:05