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cannot be opened due to inaccessible files or insufficient memory or disk space.  See the SQL Server errorlog for details

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Hi ..
I am new in DBA side ..
can you please any one tell me how can i solve below error ..?
this is in my one of live database issue
"Msg 945, Level 14, State 2, Line 2
Database 'BD_NAME' cannot be opened due to inaccessible files or insufficient memory or disk space.  See the SQL Server errorlog for details."

I have tried with DBCC command & also take it offline & online too ..
but while taking online it with same error ..
database status = 'Recovery Pending'

Awaiting for quick help OR response.
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Question by:Ashvin Ajagiya
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by:Vitor Montalvão
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The database you are trying to query isn't accessible. It's in recovery status. Check the error log to see how much percentage is already recovered so you may know how much you need to wait to the database being available.
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by:Ashvin Ajagiya
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this was last 2 days issue ...
i have tried my self but i can able to recover it ..
mdf file size is 6.14 GB but log file .ldf file size is more than 16 GB.

can you please tell me how can i get back database in online status. ?
it is not accessible.

it show me in 'recovery pending' status not 'in recovery' status.
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by:Vitor Montalvão
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First of all the database only goes to that state if something interrupted abruptly (server crash, disk loss or someone stopped inadvertently the SQL Server instance).
If it's already like that for 2 days means that some error is preventing the database to come online. I would check for disk issues.
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by:Ashvin Ajagiya
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Thanks  Mr.Vitor,

Can you please tell me what should i need to do to get back that database in Online ..?
should i need to  restore backup or still anything else script Or T-SQL code by using them i can get back that DB in online state ..?
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by:Vitor Montalvão
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Did you check the disk where it's supposed to be the data and log files?
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by:Ashvin Ajagiya
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yes, i have checked disk & this is good & both mdf & ldf files are there , i think only Problem with log file of this database .
but i can getting how to handle it ..
i had try to add new log file but i can't able.

any quick help suggestion ..?
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by:Vitor Montalvão
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i had try to add new log file but i can't able.
Don't do that. Also don't restart SQL Server or even the server.
I just don't know what you did in these last 2 days so I don't even know the state of your databases.

From when are the last backups that you have?
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by:Ashvin Ajagiya
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From last 2 days , it shows me as in (recovery pending) status.
& can't accessible ..?

Like  " BD_name (Recovery Pending) "
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by:Vitor Montalvão
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I mean backup (BAK files). Do you perform regular backups, right? Where do you store it?
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by:Ashvin Ajagiya
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yes , I have regular backup plan means maintenance plan to take full backup .
& it's stored in same drive in different folder .
but it is 2 day ago when last back was run.

then after database in (recovery pending) mode.
so, backup was not run.
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Vitor Montalvão earned 500 total points
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If the database is on recovery pending status since last 2 days for sure the backup wouldn't run, so you have the last good known database status in your backup. You need to restore it to solve your problem.
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by:Ashvin Ajagiya
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Thanks vitor .

I will do that.
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