I accidentally restored a SQL Server 2008 database with a wrong backup. Is there any way to undo this and restore to previous version?

  • belongs on serverfault? – Maxim Zaslavsky Apr 5 '10 at 0:39
  • the db was not scheduled to take backups. is there any remote chance? – Vivek Chandraprakash Apr 5 '10 at 0:42
  • Unfortunately, no. I feel for you but you're only recourse is to restore off the latest backup. – Thomas Apr 5 '10 at 1:21
  • Dude whatever your boss tells you: This happened to all of us! – Malcolm Frexner Apr 14 '10 at 20:52

Unfortunately no. The only solution is to do another restore with the proper backup file(s).


Unless you can restore from the correct backup, no.


As I wrote at: https://serverfault.com/questions/129290/undo-database-restore-in-sql-server-2008/129291#129291

No. You've replaced what's there with your restore. You would have to treat this the same as someone dropping your database - go to the most recent full database backup you have and then restore all subsequent log backups.

Sorry... you probably have that sick feeling right now. I feel bad for you.

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