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While i execute shrink database, the electricity has been gone down, I can't access my database now, it is (In Recovery), how can i recover it?? Note: it is a very huge database: 25 GB.


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Wait patiently for it to recover. This is what is supposed to happen. While waiting, try to track down your latest backup, just in case. I suggest a small investment in a UPS will avoid this problem in the future.

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can it continue recovery after a restart???? – Mohamed Sakher Sawan Jun 3 '12 at 4:43
@MSS If you restart the system while a database is in recovery, the recovery process will restart from the beginning again. Preferably, leave it be until recovery completes. – Mark Storey-Smith Jun 3 '12 at 10:47
Thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaanx, it is ok again! – Mohamed Sakher Sawan Jun 3 '12 at 11:20

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