Restore SQL 2005 Database
Posted on 2011-09-13
I have a client with a tough one here. They have a SQL server that was running for some time. After the So. Cal power outage they ran into problems with the server as a few drives have fried. They replaced those drives and since the Raid was toast freshly installed Windows 2003 and SQL server 2005. The server is setup with a C: partition of 20GB and the rest of the local drives E: partition of 466GB. They also have a SATA raid box that connects to the server as drive F of 4TB. This was used to get the backup files of the database they had on the server. Well I was going to help them restore the database but I noticed the size of the database backup .bak file alone is 3.6TB. NOt sure why this file is so large and how I can recover. Any thoughts?