Restore SQL Database

Posted on 2014-08-05
Last Modified: 2014-08-05
A SQL database is shown as "WSS_Content (Restoring...)". Issue the command "RESTORE DATABASE WSS_Content WITH RECOVERY" but it returns with the following error:

Msg 4333, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
The database cannot be recovered because the log was not restored.
Msg 3013, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
RESTORE DATABASE is terminating abnormally.
Question by:AXISHK
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    by:Lee Savidge
    There shold be some transaction log files that need restoring as well.
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    for that you have to drop and restore the database again

    DROP DATABASE db_name;
    USE [master]
    CREATE DATABASE [db_name];
    -- restore over with usual backup script

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