Posted on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 3:29 AM
Sometimes, while working in Microsoft SQL, it issues warning messages. A possible database corruption is the reason behind such alarming messages. Though many users ignore such messages and start experimenting with the database, which results in harsher instance of data loss or inaccessibility. Therefore, when your valuable data is lying in the database, handle it with extreme care and it would be wise to use any reliable SQL repair utility to repair the database and recover the data back.
After encountering the error or warning message, which gets flashed every time you try to open the database, the tables in the MS SQL database becomes completely inaccessible. Moreover, repeated occurrence of the error may result in more complex corruption of the SQL database. The error message that you may have come around can be as read as below:
Warning: Page P_ID, slot S_ID in Object O_ID Index I_ID Column COLUMN_NAME value COLUMN_VALUE is out of range for data type "DATATYPE". Update column to a legal value...
Posted on Monday, January 24, 2011 at 4:30 AM
The metadata structure of SQL Server database comprises of numerous Index pages, which further consist of data pages. The data pages at each level of Index page are linked in a doubly-linked list. Inaccessibility of data stored in the data pages primarily occurs due to breaking of linked list (metadata structure corruption). Additionally, it also results in unmountability of the database. Few main reasons for metadata structure damage are improper system shutdown, virus hits, or physical damage. An easy solution to overcome the metadata structure corruption situation, you will need to restore the data from an updated database backup. However, with case studies proving that database users tend to forget to create an updated database backup, it is always handy to take help of third-party sql database repair applications.
Picture a scenario, where you receive the below error message while you attempt to mount your SQL Server database:...
Posted on Wednesday, December 08, 2010 at 4:05 AM
Structured query language (SQL) is a database computer language designed for managing data in RDBMs developed by Microsoft corporation. It has two primary query languages, ANSISQL and T-SQL. It offers the facility to access SQL Server database from anywhere, be it from your desktop or data center. It also provides combined services to search, query, report synchronize and analyze the database records. Sometimes it may happen that the SQL Server is unable to run. It may possible that the master database of SQL Server has gone damaged. This can be possible because of several reasons such as human errors, virus infections, power outages while SQL Server was open. In that case, you should replace the damaged database with its clean and backup. However, if the backup is not clean and updated then you should use an advanced sql recovery software to recover SQL database.
Consider a case wherein you have Microsot SQL Server installed on your machine. When you try to log on to the SQL Server, you are unable to do and an error message is appered, that is:...
Posted on Friday, December 03, 2010 at 5:21 AM
A page header in a database page is the first 24-bytes of the page that contains the general information about the page such as the details about the free space pointers. It is, thus, a significant part of the database page, which can pose problems if it gets damaged. The page header damage is possible in different circumstances such as virus infections, unplanned system shutdown when the database is open, power outages, etc. In such cases, you should repair SQL database using appropriate corrective measures. However, if these methods do not work for the database then you should use a third-party MS SQL repair software to perform SQL database recovery.
Let us consider a situation wherein you are getting the following error message while working on the MS SQL Server 2000 database:
"Table error: Allocation page P_ID has invalid PAGE_TYPE page header values. Type is TYPE. Check type, object ID and page ID on the page."
Posted on Monday, November 15, 2010 at 4:41 AM
MS SQL Server database is build up of various metadata structure components like, pages, extent, etc. Pages are the smallest unit of data storage that store actual data. A combination of 8 adjacent pages makes an Extent. Corruption or damage in metadata structure primarily results in inaccessibility of records stored in your database. In most of the database corruption situation, you encounter an error message stating the cause for the error. For successful access of records stored in your database and overcoming hazards created by error message, an easy way is to restore the database records from an updated backup. But if in case, your backup file has been corrupted, damaged, or unreadable, then you will need to use advanced repair software that can comprehensively repair MDF files.
Consider a practical case, where you encounter the below error message when you attempt to access the records stored in your MS SQL Server database:
"Table error: Extent P_ID object ID O_ID, index ID I_ID is beyond the range of this database."...
Posted on Tuesday, November 09, 2010 at 4:51 AM
You must have encountered the table error messages while accessing the MS SQL Server database tables. These errors occur because of some integrity issues in the database tables. Sometimes, the integrity issues can take place because of having a corrupt database. And a database can get corrupted because of various internal and external issues such as virus attacks, human errors like improper system shutdown especially when the database is open, sudden power fluctuations, data integrity issues due to mishandling the database such as changing the structure of the database, multiple users trying to change the database table simultaneously, etc. Because of the table errors you can face various problems such as partially or completely inaccessible database, retrieving corrupt records, regularly displaying error and warning messages, and so on. These problems are bound to pose serious threats especially when you are working on a real-time environment. To counter such situations, you can restore the database by overwriting it with its updated backup. However, if the backup is not the updated one then you will have to use the advanced SQL Database Recovery application to repair the corrupt database...
Posted on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 3:42 AM
Are you getting error messages repeatedly while working on a particular database in MS SQL Server 2000? If yes, then you should check the exact cause of these messages as there may be chances of database corruption. The database corruption can happen due to various reasons including virus infections, malfunctioning of the hardware components, abrupt or unplanned system shutdown while the database is open, etc, which could even make the database inaccessibile. In such cases, you should look for MDF file recovery using appropriate corrective methods, failing which you must use a third-party MS SQL Server recovery software to do the needful.
Let us consider a situation in which you are getting the following error message while working on an MS SQL Server 2000 database:
"Page P_ID in database ID DB_ID is allocated to both object ID O_ID1, index ID I_ID1, and object ID O_ID2, index ID I_ID2."
The most prominent reason behind this error is that the index definitions in the IAM pages have damaged...
Posted on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 2:56 AM
When the server or database system of MS SQL Server 2008 or 2005 crash, it’s very difficult to recover the original data backup with MS SQL code, but its not impossible. MS SQL Server database unlike other databases such as FoxPro can copy data files; the former must have a backup strategy in order to secure data backup recovery. So take an appropriate backup & recovery operation to recover corrupted data, the data of MS SQL Server 2008 and 2005 can be safely protected.
Restore vs. Recovery
Restore and recovery are two different concepts, but in the database recovery process is also closely linked together. The difference between restore and recovery is given below:
Restore is equivalent to rebuild the part or whole of the database from a backup. It can not change the state of database, such as offline and online.
Recovery of database means it restore the database from offline to online state for users to use.
In Microsoft SQL Server database “Recovery” the database will no longer be able to operate the “Restore”...
Posted on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at 4:23 AM
The smallest unit of database that SQL Server works with is 8Kilobyte (KB). This 8Kilobyte chunk of database is called pages. SQL Server stores data on the disk in pages form. In Memory also SQL Server database manipulates those same 8 Kilobyte (KB) chunks.
Whole record or row must fit within 8KB chunk (page) when data is written to the disk. Sometime a single page can share more than one row. A row cannot span multiple pages. For Example: If an employee table has employee name, address, city, street, house, state, zip, phone then all that combined data must be written in less than a page or 8kilobyte (KB). Few data types like Binary data, LOB of text files and many more which store pointer to the real data can be spread across multiple pages or even in file. All these data are gathered in to the data files on the disk which has either .MDF or .NDF as file extension...