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comment Fixing a corrupt Log File in small downtime window
That worked great, thanks!
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comment Fixing a corrupt Log File in small downtime window
@MarkStorey-Smith Not a problem, they are aware in great detail and in writing of my position on this matter. At the moment, the hosting provider is on the hook.
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comment Fixing a corrupt Log File in small downtime window
@MarkStorey-Smith Perfectly right. Unfortunately, disputes with the hosting provider are limiting the options. That's about as diplomatic as I can put it.
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comment Fixing a corrupt Log File in small downtime window
@AaronBertrand Yes, those qualification are true and intended as implicit in my statement above. (I had qualified these originally, but ran out of room and had to edit for brevity)
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comment Fixing a corrupt Log File in small downtime window
However, the ATTACH_REBUILD_LOG option is attractive as it seems like this approach could be both faster and smaller. thanks..
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comment Fixing a corrupt Log File in small downtime window
That's not quite right. If a DB full backup backed up both the entire data and log files, then they would have to be almost twice as large in most cases. From size alone you can tell that a BAK does not have both the MDFs and all of the LDFs too. The article says that the full backups only contain "sufficient transaction log records" to allow rolling forward the active transactions and to roll back the uncommitted ones. So, it should only be capturing the current transactions in the backup, though I suppose there's the chance that old corrupt log records are also be picked up.
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comment Fixing a corrupt Log File in small downtime window
First, I am not backing up nor restoring the Log file, so AFAIK, that would preclude any way of retaining the corruption. Secondly, our two approaches are almost identical, except for step #4, Attach the database and rebuild the log file. Does this actually work? I was under the impression that when Attaching an MDF you had to have the LDF also, can you really "rebuild" it? If so, how? I do know that RESTORE does this automatically (which is why I planned to use it), but I have never heard that abouut ATTACH?
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comment Maintenance Plan Job running at additional unscheduled times?
@AaronBertrand Errp! Thanks..
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comment Maintenance Plan Job running at additional unscheduled times?
All good suggestions Aaron. However, it did get figured it out. Thanks for the help.
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comment Maintenance Plan Job running at additional unscheduled times?
I can edit the sub-plan, but how could I use it to figure out who submitted it? I thought running jobs were pretty divorced from their submitters.
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