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Restore a database with a backup having a damage transaction log.

Restore a database with a backup having a damage transaction log.

(OP)
Good day Guys

I hope that someone can help me on that one.

I have to restore a database that does not yet exist in my environment and I was provided a backup with a damage transaction log file.

Does anyone know if that backup can still be restored even if the transaction log is damaged?

RE: Restore a database with a backup having a damage transaction log.

There is a way to do it, but it doesn't always work. Often times it depends on what was happening in the db at the time the damage occurred.

in SQL:

CODE

Create Database [YourDatabaseName]
ON (
   FILENAME = 'C:\Path\To\Database.mdf'
   )
FOR ATTACH_REBUILD_LOG; 

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RE: Restore a database with a backup having a damage transaction log.

(OP)
The way you display is to create a database without any log file.
In my case the database does not exist and I require to create it from a backup file.
The log file in the backup is corrupted.
What I asked was to restore that backup and forget about the log file and simply create a new log file.

RE: Restore a database with a backup having a damage transaction log.

You cannot have a database without a log file. The statement I show above does not specify a log file, but does include "FOR ATTACH_REBUILD_LOG" which basically says,

Create a database from the specified mdf file, and in the process create a new log file.

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