Solved

Moving WSUS Database SBS2011

Posted on 2014-02-02
6
1,617 Views
Last Modified: 2016-02-20
Hello,

I tried following these directions --> http://www.blackmanticore.com/caa80f452a8fb0337dfc80875e79dddc 

To move my susdb.mdf and SUSDB_log.ldf from my C:\WSUS\SUSDB\UpdateServicesDbFiles folder to P:\WSUS\Database as my C:\ is running low on space and the database is around 13GB. All went well up until the point I need to mount the database back. When I try run the command

sqlcmd -E -S np:\\.\pipe\MSSQL$MICROSOFT##SSEE\sql\query -Q "sp_attach_db @dbname=N'SUSDB',\
       @filename1=N'P:\WSUS\Database\SUSDB.mdf',\
       @filename2=D'P:\WSUS\Database\SUSDB_log.ldf"

I get this:

C:\Windows\system32>sqlcmd -E -S np:\\.\pipe\MSSQL$MICROSOFT##SSEE\sql\query -Q
"sp_attach_db @dbname=N'SUSDB',\
Msg 105, Level 15, State 1, Server SERVERNAME\MICROSOFT##SSEE, Line 1
Unclosed quotation mark after the character string 'sp_attach_db @dbname=N'SUSDB
','.
Msg 102, Level 15, State 1, Server SERVERNAME\MICROSOFT##SSEE, Line 1
Incorrect syntax near 'sp_attach_db @dbname=N'SUSDB','.

C:\Windows\system32>       @filename1=N'P:\WSUS\Database\SUSDB.mdf',\
'filename1' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\Windows\system32>       @filename2=D'P:\WSUS\Database\SUSDB_log.ldf"

I tried connecting with management studio express to try attach the database from there but it can no longer connect to MICROSOFT##SSEE. What is the correct systax I should use or how can i get this database re attached?

FYI, my OS is SBS2011
0
Comment
Question by:celeraadmin
  • 4
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:Surendra Nath
ID: 39828344
you might have put the SQLCMD command in multiple lines... which is not getting accepted


try this one,put them all in one line and it should work.

sqlcmd -E -S np:\\.\pipe\MSSQL$MICROSOFT##SSEE\sql\query -Q "sp_attach_db @dbname=N'SUSDB',@filename1=N'P:\WSUS\Database\SUSDB.mdf',@filename2=D'P:\WSUS\Database\SUSDB_log.ldf"

Open in new window

0
 

Author Comment

by:celeraadmin
ID: 39828360
After running that I get the following:

C:\Windows\system32>sqlcmd -E -S np:\\.\pipe\MSSQL$MICROSOFT##SSEE\sql\query -Q
"sp_attach_db @dbname=N'SUSDB',@filename1=N'P:\WSUS\Database\SUSDB.mdf',@filenam
e2=D'P:\WSUS\Database\SUSDB_log.ldf"
Msg 105, Level 15, State 1, Server CELERASERVER\MICROSOFT##SSEE, Line 1
Unclosed quotation mark after the character string 'P:\WSUS\Database\SUSDB_log.l
df
'.

C:\Windows\system32>

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:Surendra Nath
ID: 39828366
spotted it now, the unclosed quotation mark is at the end of the statement, right after susdb_log.ldf.

Added that now and the code is below, give it a try and let us know the results.

C:\Windows\system32>sqlcmd -E -S np:\\.\pipe\MSSQL$MICROSOFT##SSEE\sql\query -Q
"sp_attach_db @dbname=N'SUSDB',@filename1=N'P:\WSUS\Database\SUSDB.mdf',@filenam
e2=D'P:\WSUS\Database\SUSDB_log.ldf'"

Open in new window

0
Complete VMware vSphere® ESX(i) & Hyper-V Backup

Capture your entire system, including the host, with patented disk imaging integrated with VMware VADP / Microsoft VSS and RCT. RTOs is as low as 15 seconds with Acronis Active Restore™. You can enjoy unlimited P2V/V2V migrations from any source (even from a different hypervisor)

 
LVL 16

Accepted Solution

by:
Surendra Nath earned 500 total points
ID: 39828374
I also see that there is another issue here that you are using the @filename2 = D' where as it should be @filename2 = N'

C:\Windows\system32>sqlcmd -E -S np:\\.\pipe\MSSQL$MICROSOFT##SSEE\sql\query -Q
"sp_attach_db @dbname=N'SUSDB',@filename1=N'P:\WSUS\Database\SUSDB.mdf',@filenam
e2=N'P:\WSUS\Database\SUSDB_log.ldf'"

Open in new window

0
 

Author Comment

by:celeraadmin
ID: 39828390
That did the trick. You my friend are my hero. THANK YOU. Question... what do the "D" and "N" values represent?
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:Surendra Nath
ID: 39828397
There is nothing as D in SQL Server... it is syntactically wrong.
N means it is a NVARCHAR data type not a VARCHAR dataType. NVARCHAR datatype can hold charecter outside the normal ASCII range.
0

Featured Post

Backup Your Microsoft Windows Server®

Backup all your Microsoft Windows Server – on-premises, in remote locations, in private and hybrid clouds. Your entire Windows Server will be backed up in one easy step with patented, block-level disk imaging. We achieve RTOs (recovery time objectives) as low as 15 seconds.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Hi all, It is important and often overlooked to understand “Database properties”. Often we see questions about "log files" or "where is the database" and one of the easiest ways to get general information about your database is to use “Database p…
In this article we will get to know that how can we recover deleted data if it happens accidently. We really can recover deleted rows if we know the time when data is deleted by using the transaction log.
Sending a Secure fax is easy with eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com). First, just open a new email message. In the To field, type your recipient's fax number @efaxsend.com. You can even send a secure international fax — just include t…
Hi friends,  in this video  I'll show you how new windows 10 user can learn the using of windows 10. Thank you.

911 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

21 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now