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  1. #1
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    Question Unanswered: Recovery of the SQL Server 2000 Database.

    Situation:
    SQL S2000 DB with some 6 mil. records, 100 fields for each record - was indexed at first on just few fields, then some more and when everything seemed to be OK and we had partially indexed good DB we stetted up indexing (single for each field) for the remaining 60 or so fields and left for the weekend.

    Upon returning 2 days later we found SQL Server unusually busy and non-responding to Enterprise Manager at all.

    Finally we have stopped SQL Server, with proper and uneventful shutdown - restarted the machine and at the moment all that is happening after lots of the activity at first (from current activity log) is that: "Recovery of database 'OurDB' (10) is 64% complete (approximately 240 more seconds) (Phase 2 of 3)."
    No clue in previous messages in the current logs, no clue on previous logs.
    All databases are inaccessible from Enterprise Manager.

    What could be happening and now what?

  2. #2
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    When you say, "proper and uneventful shutdown " do you mean, sp_who showed that nothing was running? Could it be that indexes were still being build? And are you really creating (100) indexes for each field in every table?!?

    -jfp

  3. #3
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    Red face How far could indexing be pushed?

    jfp,
    after some additional investigation I have discovered, that indeed, SQL Server was shut down with Windows "End Task" which unfortunately means, that - yes, it could very well still have been in the middle of indexing - and therefore ultimate price was paid for not having DB backed up BEFORE indexing.

    BTW indexing of this sort on DB on just dual Xeon 500 box with 1 GB of Ram could go on for days.

    Yes, we are indexing all the fields in order to query them and get the idea what the heck we need to do with all this wonderful data.
    This is a boring trial run only to help prepare criteria for the real app with less junk and therefore less indexed junk.

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