- "Unable to retrieve database handle. CDR fail

I was using without any problems then my server died and i had to start everything from scratch. I retrieved my database and all config files from the backups without any problems. At the same time asterisk was available for download and I installed this new version. Though when you run it; it actually says ???

After that my cdr odbc stopped working. Again DB and my configuration files are all kept the same during this setup.

In my logs I have…

[Jan 29 23:03:23] NOTICE[9952]: res_odbc.c:251 load_odbc_config: Adding ENV var: INFORMIXSERVER=my_special_database [Jan 29 23:03:23] NOTICE[9952]: res_odbc.c:251 load_odbc_config: Adding ENV var: INFORMIXDIR=/opt/informix [Jan 29 23:03:23] NOTICE[9952]: res_odbc.c:606 odbc_obj_connect: Connecting ast-conf [Jan 29 23:03:23] NOTICE[9952]: res_odbc.c:620 odbc_obj_connect: res_odbc: Connected to ast-conf [asterisk-odbc] [Jan 29 23:03:23] NOTICE[9952]: res_odbc.c:340 load_odbc_config: Registered ODBC class 'ast-conf' dsn->[asterisk-odbc] [Jan 29 23:03:23] NOTICE[9952]: res_odbc.c:823 load_module: res_odbc loaded. res_odbc.so => (ODBC resource) [Jan 29 23:03:23] NOTICE[9952]: config.c:1910 ast_config_engine_register: Registered Config Engine odbc res_config_odbc loaded. res_config_odbc.so => (Realtime ODBC configuration)

When i issue “odbc show all” I get the following

Name: ast-conf DSN: asterisk-odbc Pooled: No Connected: Yes

issuing cdr show status prints

CDR logging: enabled CDR mode: simple CDR output unanswered calls: no CDR registered backend: cdr-custom CDR registered backend: ODBC CDR registered backend: Adaptive ODBC
But after a call is completed I get the infamous "odbc_log: Unable to retrieve database handle. CDR failed. "

any ideas?