Solved

sql server moved database files now it says recovery pending

Posted on 2012-12-29
2
1,315 Views
Last Modified: 2012-12-29
I moved my database files from my C drive to my J drive, then ran this code to move the database locations.  It appeared to work, but my databases all say "Recovery Pending".  If I try to open one, I get an error that says The database HOD200301 is not accessible. (ObjectExplorer).

How can I fix this?

ALTER DATABASE  HOD200203 MODIFY FILE (NAME = HOD200203 , FILENAME = 'J:\OptionDB\HOD200203.mdf ');
ALTER DATABASE  HOD200203 MODIFY FILE (NAME = HOD200203_log , FILENAME = 'J:\OptionDB\HOD200203_log.ldf ');
0
Comment
Question by:jackjohnson44
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
sognoct earned 500 total points
ID: 38730109
I usually prefer backup databases then drop db and restore in new folder

Or detach db then stop SQL service, move files then attach the db

In your case seems that alter database is done to db hod200203 while error is on db hod2002031 there is a 1 on the final .... Maybe is this the problem

Another kind of similar problem can occurr when you have moved files without stopping the service.... When I've done such things on SQL 2000 the db got corruption and had to restore a backup !!!!
0
 

Author Comment

by:jackjohnson44
ID: 38730113
I am actually detaching them all now then I am going to recreate, like you said.  Thanks!
0

Featured Post

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!

Question has a verified solution.

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

Slowly Changing Dimension Transformation component in data task flow is very useful for us to manage and control how data changes in SSIS.
International Data Corporation (IDC) prognosticates that before the current the year gets over disbursing on IT framework products to be sent in cloud environs will be $37.1B.
This video shows, step by step, how to configure Oracle Heterogeneous Services via the Generic Gateway Agent in order to make a connection from an Oracle session and access a remote SQL Server database table.
This video shows how to set up a shell script to accept a positional parameter when called, pass that to a SQL script, accept the output from the statement back and then manipulate it in the Shell.

695 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