Solved

Need to open SQL server .bak file in Access to restore some corrupt data

Posted on 2007-04-05
3
549 Views
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
Our website runs on a SQL server.  Recently we had some data corrupted in a specific column of a table.  I was able to get our host to provide a back up file.  the file they gave me is a ".bak" file.  i dont have access to the SQL server directly, only through MS Access.  How do i open up this .bak file with Access so that i can write an Update Query between the two tables to copy the missing data and put it back into the live site.
0
Comment
Question by:pvmatt
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:lucas911
ID: 18860920
see if you can find something here that might help:

http://search.techrepublic.com.com/search/microsoft+access+and+mysql+and+web.html
0
 
LVL 16

Accepted Solution

by:
rboyd56 earned 500 total points
ID: 18861033
You cannot open the bak file in Access. That file is probably a SQL Server backup file. You will need to restore the file into SQL Server as a database. That is the only way to get any information out of it.

You can downloadload an evaluation edition of SQL Server 2000 from here and install it. Then you can restore the backup on it and recover the data you need.
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:rboyd56
ID: 18861036
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Calculation in Access 5 25
Access 2003 query lost it's only join 7 26
Tsql query 6 20
Alternative of IN Clause in SQL Server 3 18
Why is this different from all of the other step by step guides?  Because I make a living as a DBA and not as a writer and I lived through this experience. Defining the name: When I talk to people they say different names on this subject stuff l…
As tax season makes its return, so does the increase in cyber crime and tax refund phishing that comes with it
Learn how to number pages in an Access report over each group. Activate two pass printing by referencing the pages property: Add code to the Page Footers OnFormat event to capture the pages as there occur for each group. Use the pages property to …
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.

786 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