I would like some help to fix the database problem.

I went to restore a database and I couldn't, so I executed DBCC CHECKDB (N'DATABASE_NAME') and the following result is displayed:

CHECKDB found 0 allocation errors and 0 consistency errors in database 'DATABASE_NAME'. DBCC execution completed. If DBCC printed error messages, contact your system administrator.

Could not find an entry for table or index with partition ID 72057870436990976 in database 6. This error can occur if a stored procedure references a dropped table, or metadata is corrupted. Drop and re-create the stored procedure, or execute DBCC CHECKDB.

Some forums say to run this to try to fix the problem, but it didn't work:


I found an article by Paul Randal from 2011, he says there are only two ways to fix the problem:

Export everything out to a new database or roll up your sleeves and manually fix the system tables.

Is there any other way to fix this problem?

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Is there any other way to fix this problem?

Nope. One way is supported (export everything to a new DB) and one way is not (manually changing system metadata).

  • Just curious, can this be true "This error can occur if a stored procedure references a dropped table" and if OP knew which procedure, would this actually fix the meta-data problem in a supported way: "Drop and re-create the stored procedure"? Or is that one of those 0.01% chances of cases and Microsoft felt obligated to mention it in the error message for completeness?
    – J.D.
    Sep 7, 2023 at 12:31
  • Anything is possible. Sep 7, 2023 at 12:49
  • @SeanGallardy, Thanks for the feedback, is the procedure of exporting to another DB 100% sure that the error will disappear? Sep 11, 2023 at 13:06
  • It should. If it doesn't then that means there is a defect somewhere that should be investigated. Sep 11, 2023 at 13:10
  • OK, I'll export everything then. Thanks Sep 11, 2023 at 13:20

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