Most corporations these days use a relational DB management system (RDBMS) to store their business critical data. Many of those RDBMS are SQL Server databases. The question that often goes unanswered is: What happens if after rebooting the server the database doesn’t attach and your backup is corrupt, incomplete or outdated? The initial answer is that it would never happen to me.
Have you ever had a drive containing SQL data crash and the files were recovered by a data recovery company but the SQL database is corrupted? One unreadable sector inside a SQL database will not allow the file to attach. ACE Data Recovery’s team of database recovery specialist’s can expertly assist you in the instances to recover your data.
SQL Server Recovery from RAID array or server drive failures, more often than not, is a two-stage process. First, the physical data (i.e. the raw sectors) must be recovered in order to gain access to the logical data. If the database will not attach to SQL server, then the second stage is SQL Server Recovery.
Media in database servers suffer from the same failure as drives in personal computers. Even the best configured system can fail due to:
Is it possible to recover? In most cases it is possible to repair the database to an attachable state. If the data recovery specialists are unable to repair the database to a point to where it will attach, then the specialist will recover as many tables and records as possible for you with ACE Data Group specialized recovery software tools. This recovered data can then be merged back into an empty database that your front end will work with.
Getting Started If the failure mechanism is hardware or file system corruption, then the recovery specialists would require the original media to be sent to ACE Data Recovery. We have labs in Dallas, Chicago, Houston, and Washington, DC.
File fragmentation can scatter pieces of the database and log file all over the media. These pieces must be collected and reassembled so we can start our analysis. If the database was corrupted by some other means then a copy on any media will do.
What can you do to help? Third party SQL Server Recovery and utility programs can cause damage beyond our ability to recover the files so it is best if clients don’t attempt recovery with such programs with the original files. For database repair and/or scavenging, it will save time if you can furnish ACE Data Recovery with the database structure (perhaps an empty database or backup) and a list of prioritized tables.
After determining what steps will be necessary to complete your recovery, ACE Data Recovery will contact you for approval. No work will be done without your consent. As soon as you approve the SQL Server Recovery, our specialists will continue with the recovery effort by analyzing the database and records, extracting the data and rebuilding the database. To request further information about ACE Data Recovery’s SQL Server Recovery capabilities, call us at 877-304-7189 or go to our website: www.DataRecovery.NET.