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Posted - 06/07/2006 :  08:25:11  Show Profile  Visit AskSQLTeam's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Doug writes "I'm guessing my backup set has gotten corrupted some how, is there anyway to restore my data from this backup set using query analyzer or some way to repair it? I'm using SQL 2000.


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Posted - 06/07/2006 :  13:22:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Unfortunately, this doesn't look good.
Is there any possibility that the backup was generated with SQL 2005? There were some format changes which could have triggered this error. In that case I'd attempt restoring it using SQL 2005.

SQL 2005 has the option to add "WITH CONTINUE_AFTER_ERROR", which causes the restore operation to continue in the face of minor corruptions of the backup image. In this case, however, the backup file cannot be properly opened, so this would not apply.

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