We did a disk expansion for VM DB server. However, after this operation the DB became suspect mode and cannot be open.

Then we tried somethings like that;


But the first CHECKDB step returned the following results:

Msg 7987, Level 16, State 1, Line 1 System table pre-checks: Object ID 3 has chain linkage mismatch. (1:13853247)->next = (1:446), but (1:446)->prev = (1:17209791).

Check statement terminated due to unrepairable error. DBCC results for 'myDB'. CHECKDB found 0 allocation errors and 0 consistency errors in database 'MyDB'.

Also, we bought some data recovery tools but they can transfer some of the data, not all of it.

Are there any suggestions?


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The repair is unrepairable (linkage issue in system table), so you would need to restore it from a good known backup to a point in time (provided the DB is in full recovery and you were taking log backups) you did the disk expansion.

You can try repair allow data loss as last resort.

  • Actually, I accept data loss. But CHECKDB or CHECKDB with REPAIR_ALLOW_DATA_LOSS does not work. It gives me the error I shared. And unfortunately no backup! I can read the wrong page with the following command; DBCC Traceon (3604) DBCC Page ('myDB',1,17209791,3) Is it possible to correct the link manually?
    – Fatih
    Nov 11, 2018 at 1:42

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