I just got a frantic call from IT. It appears that someone had gone into a backup program(Backup Exec) and had clicked on what was the 'F' drive, got a prompt about formatting the drive and clicked 'Yes'. The problem was the drive he wanted to format was the 'G' drive, the 'F' drive had all the SQL data including the tempdb. Equally disturbing was the fact that all backups go to the drive he just formatted so there are no backups to restore since they did no cloud backup or even external drive backups. So now they expect me to be a miracle worker and restore the data. My question here is how can I at least recreate the tempdb database so I can get SQL 2012 back up and running?