?
Solved

Database recovery

Posted on 2001-07-29
10
Medium Priority
?
516 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Hello,
Can someone tell my, how can i "import" an database, i have only the mdf and ldf file, into a new mssql7 server. With the restore dosnt works.
Thanks for you answer
Christian
0
Comment
Question by:christian68
9 Comments
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:nigelrivett
ID: 6332145
Look at sp_attach_db which should work if the files were detached correctly.

Also try sp_attach_single_file_db which just attaches the mdf and creates a new ldf.
0
 

Author Comment

by:christian68
ID: 6332198
Thanks, now i have this error received:
The header for file 'xxx' is not a valid database file header. The FGID property is incorrect.
How can i "repair" this ?
thanks
Christian
0
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:nigelrivett
ID: 6332205
Did the files come from a v7 server?
If so then it probably means the files are corrupt
0
Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 

Author Comment

by:christian68
ID: 6332215
There are from a v7 server, and i try it on also an v7 version.
If there any change to repair theis file (i hope)
0
 
LVL 18

Accepted Solution

by:
nigelrivett earned 400 total points
ID: 6332228
Don't think so.
FGID is presumable the file group ID.

I take it you don't have the original database so you can do a proper backup?

0
 

Author Comment

by:christian68
ID: 6332842
I have only now this file, nothing else.
0
 
LVL 143

Expert Comment

by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 6333211
Did the files come from the SQL7, with same SP. If the old server had SP2+, and the server you are trying to restore is with no SP, then that error can happen...

Cheers
0
 

Expert Comment

by:CleanupPing
ID: 9281944
christian68:
This old question needs to be finalized -- accept an answer, split points, or get a refund.  For information on your options, please click here-> http:/help/closing.jsp#1 
EXPERTS:
Post your closing recommendations!  No comment means you don't care.
0
 
LVL 75

Expert Comment

by:Anthony Perkins
ID: 9623409
No comment has been added lately, so it's time to clean up this TA.
I will leave a recommendation in the Cleanup topic area that this question is:

Award points to nigelrivett

Please leave any comments here within the next seven days.

PLEASE DO NOT ACCEPT THIS COMMENT AS AN ANSWER!

Anthony
EE Cleanup Volunteer
0

Featured Post

Nothing ever in the clear!

This technical paper will help you implement VMware’s VM encryption as well as implement Veeam encryption which together will achieve the nothing ever in the clear goal. If a bad guy steals VMs, backups or traffic they get nothing.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In this article we will learn how to fix  “Cannot install SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 2: Unable to install windows installer msi file” error ?
One of the most important things in an application is the query performance. This article intends to give you good tips to improve the performance of your queries.
Via a live example, show how to extract information from SQL Server on Database, Connection and Server properties
Viewers will learn how to use the SELECT statement in SQL to return specific rows and columns, with various degrees of sorting and limits in place.
Suggested Courses

864 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question