I am trying to backup a 250GB database on SQL Server 2005 running in SQL 2000 compatibility mode.

The page verification is set to TORN_PAGES detection. So, far the backup has been corrupted when we try to copy the backup to an external and restore on a different server.

The error I got in the past was as follows: System.Data.SqlClient.SqlError: RESTORE detected an error on page (0:0) in database "MMS.mdf" as read from the backup set. (Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo)

If I perform a backup with CHECKSUM enabled in the backup options, then does it look like the restore will work on the other server or is the database itself corrupt?

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Check the file permissions on the backup on the second server. It's possible that's your problem, and it's easily fixed.

If that doesn't fix it, you should run a dbcc checkdb on the original database, which will tell you if the database itself is corrupt.

If DBCC returns okay, run a RESTORE VERIFYONLY FROM DISK = 'path to backup' on the backup on the original server.

If all of that returns okay, go back to the second server and double-check the file permissions.

  • Thanks, can you please expand on what you mean by check file permissions? I'm not a DBA or sysadmin, but do you mean to see if the file is readonly?
    – AbeP
    Commented Feb 18, 2014 at 22:27
  • I mean make sure that SQL Server can read it. I'm talking about the NTFS permissions. Whatever account SQL Server runs as has to be able to read the file. Commented Feb 18, 2014 at 22:29

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