If your database is in suspect status, you may be able to recover the information
by going to the emergency mode.
The emergency mode was introduced on SQL Server in the version 2005
until the SQL Server 2017 version.
If your database in suspect mode, you can set it to emergency mode. Once it is in emergency mode, you can try to repair your data using the DBCC commands using the CHECKDB command. For more information about the DBCC command, refer to the following link: DBCC CHECKDB (Transact-SQL)
If you do not have a backup or if the DBCC CHECKDB command cannot repair your databases, you can try a reliable solution recommended by MVPs and DBAs: The Stellar Repair for MS SQL.
This software allows to repair a damaged database when it is corrupt. The database can be corrupt for different reasons like malware, hacker attack, hardware failure and other reasons. Stellar Repair for MS SQL requires you to stop the SQL Server or take the corrupt database online. Otherwise, the database cannot be recovered because it is in use.
The MDF file contains the data of the SQL Server database. Each database can contain one MDF file and several or none ndf files.
The software repairs corrupt MDF file and restores all important data.
To restore, you need to specify the path of the MDF file. If you do not where the file is stored, you can use the search button to get the path.
The Repair button will repair the information. There is also an option
to include the deleted rows.
You can restore tables, views, stored procedures, views, rules and more:
Finally, you can save the information in SQL Server, HTML, CSV or Excel:
In this article, we learned how to deal with a machine in Emergency
mode. The emergency mode is used when the SQL Server database is in suspected
status and we change to emergency mode to read the data. In order to recover
the information, you can use the DBCC CHECKDB command with the repair_allow_data_loss
option to repair the information.
Another option is to try to restore the information from the last backup. If your backup file is also corrupted then you can repair it using SQL backup recovery software. If you do not have a backup and the DBCC command does not work either, you can use the Stellar Repair for MS SQL. Take the free trial to see the preview of repairable SQL Database!
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