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Posted - 08/08/2006 :  07:40:15  Show Profile  Visit AskSQLTeam's Homepage  Reply with Quote writes "Hi Guys,

I need help restoring my MS SQL.

My back-ups failed so I don't have true back-up files to use.

I do have a complete backup of my hard drive that works.

How can I use this backup to add the databases back to my SQL, when I go in and try to attach a database I see a few of my older DBs but I don't see any of my newer ones to add.

Is there one "master" file that would hold all my latest data?

Or am I screwed?



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Posted - 08/08/2006 :  13:12:53  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yes it sounds like you are screwed. If your system backup was taken prior to the newer databases being created, then there is no way to recover these.

Tara Kizer
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Posted - 08/10/2006 :  19:57:46  Show Profile  Visit dewacorp.alliances's Homepage  Click to see dewacorp.alliances's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Hi Marc

If you have a full backup of your harddrive, you should be able to find mdf and ldf. If you can't find in the mdf and ldf it might be storing to other than default location which it happens to me.

Hope this help.

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