I've disabled the witness server and now side 1 is stuck in restoring state and I am unable to get it out of that state. I've tried to restore the DB and now I'm getting the following error. Any suggestions? I've made a backup of the side 2 db and before I just do a restore with that I wanted to see if any of you have come across a more graceful fix.



Error message:

Msg 4303, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
The roll forward start point is now at log sequence number (LSN) ###700006. Additional roll forward past LSN ###900001 is required to complete the restore sequence.

Msg 3013, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
RESTORE DATABASE is terminating abnormally.

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  • Instead of a restore you could attach the MDF file to the side 1 instance? You can do this without the log file and SQL server will spin up a new one. – briskovich Dec 1 '17 at 18:23
  • Did you take a tail log backup? It looks like you have/had an incomplete (maybe corrupted)transaction log – Ruslan Tolkachev Dec 1 '17 at 23:52
  • Did you apply latest patch? This link might helpful: msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms191459(v=sql.105).aspx – CR241 Dec 8 '17 at 6:39

I ended dropping the database and restoring the backup:


Then Restored database with SQL Studio.

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  • If you're somewhere out there - you can mark your answer as the accepted to close this question! – LowlyDBA Mar 16 '18 at 15:44

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