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SQL 2005 (not 2000!) recovery from lost transaction log?

hillandale asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
No, the question isn't stupid but the "admin" sure is.... BUT, if you can help, please do! The problem is how to recover a .mdf file into an operational db without an .ldf file and no useful backups on SQL Server 2005. See, I told you - STUPID!!

Now, I've seen plenty of suggestions for SQL 2K, but not 2005. Single file attach - no go. Detach wasn't proper. DBCC REBUILD_LOG, where most SQL 2K solutions end up - can't get there on 2005. At least not in any method I've tried. Access to those system tables not allowed (no "ad-hoc queries"). 3rd party recovery tools? Anything....?

(This isn't a big db, ~ 8GB, but it is rather important AND urgent).

Many thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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