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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2003

    Question Unanswered: Recovering DBs with a "Suspect" state


    (SQL Server 2000)

    I have databases that appear as "Suspect" in the Enteprise Manager. What can I do to recover them or put them in a normal state?

    Thanks a lot.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Provided Answers: 11
    Depends on why it is suspect. If you are lucky, someone simply moved the database files, and you just beed to move them back. if you have average luck, then you are looking at a database restore. What does the errorlog say?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    on the wrong server
    Provided Answers: 6
    before you decide what to do, you ought to determine the cause.

    but you can either...

    a. you might be able to put your database in emergency mode and extract your data using bcp or dts.


    b. restore from your last good backup.

    I practice full recovery and can recover to any point in time, so I usually go with b and I have never done a, but I hear it is possible in some situations.
    “If one brings so much courage to this world the world has to kill them or break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.” Earnest Hemingway, A Farewell To Arms.

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