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Posted - 03/14/2007 :  03:44:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi experts,

I was trying to restore a "mdf" (MSDE) database for a HP OpenView product, unfortunately at the initial state of restoration, i got the following error messages:

Database 'openview' cannot be opened. It has been marked SUSPECT by recovery.
See the SQL Server errorlog for more information.

Any valuable suggestions on how to set/change the current "SUSPECT" mode so that the 'openview' database can be opened?

Many thanks,


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Posted - 03/14/2007 :  04:45:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"I was trying to restore a "mdf" ..."

How were you restoring the MDF file?

It sounds like you were not restoring from a Backup file?

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Posted - 04/18/2007 :  04:54:25  Show Profile  Visit SatyaSKJ's Homepage  Send SatyaSKJ a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
You can only attach a MDF file and as suggested you have to use RESTORE for database backup files only.

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