When the primary filegroup of a database is suspected to be damaged by SQL server or transaction log file is missing or has turned corrupt, the database is marked as ‘Suspect’. Also, events such as SQL server crash in the middle of a transaction, abrupt database termination, lack of disk space, etc., can bring the database in suspect mode. Consequently, database becomes inaccessible. The Stellar SQL recovery tool helps recover SQL database from suspect mode and restores SQL database to a normal state (online).
Events like database corruption, server crash, or hardware failure make the database corrupt and inaccessible. In this case, you can restore the recent backup to recover the SQL database. However, you may fail to recover the database if the backup (.bak) file is corrupt. Inability to restore the backup increases risk of losing mission-critical data. Use Stellar for MS SQL Technician to extract data from the corrupt backup file.
Microsoft SQL Server provides in-built utility DBCC CHECKDB with multiple repair options to fix SQL database corruption and restore the db. However, running the DBCC CHECKDB REPAIR_ALLOW_DATA_LOSS may result in data loss. Also, the in-built utility may fail and return an error when dealing with severely corrupt SQL database files. Stellar Phoenix SQL Database Repair software now Stellar Repair for MS SQL fixes all types of corruption errors in SQL database.
The managed to extract data in almost all corruption cases. The tool is good value for money given its out of the box functionality.
For SQL Server DBAs, the Stellar Repair solution for SQL Server enables us to affordably recover a database or a subset of data when time is of the essence.
It is very simple to work with Stellar SQL Database Repair. You just need to select the files to repair and that is all, you will have your database back again.
I really like the very simple and very intuitive interface of the software. It is that simple that you even don't have to remember all the fancy options as I imagine such program might have.
Using a third-party tool such as Stellar Phoenix Database Repair streamlines a SQL Server disaster recovery scenario and takes the headaches of restoring backups and logs out of the mix. While there is always a chance of lost data or incomplete records.
The SQL database recovery software uses robust scanning algorithms to retrieve data from damaged or corrupt MDF and NDF files. It helps recover all the database objects, including Tables, Views, Stored Procedures, Collations, etc. The tool supports database recovery of MS SQL Server 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008, 2008 R2, and older versions.
The SQL recovery tool recovers all the database objects, including Tables, Keys, Indexes, Views, Triggers, Stored Procedures, Rules, User Defined Functions, and more. In addition, the MS SQL database recovery tool supports recovery of XML indexes and data types, column set property, sparse columns, and file stream data types.
The software can recover deleted table records from a corrupt SQL database without affecting the existing table data and original hierarchy. The SQL database recovery tool allows to save the recovered data in a newly created table just below the original table. This helps in differentiating between recovered deleted records in the new table and original table.
The software uses Parallel Processing technique to process and save up to 8 tables simultaneously during the recovery process. This helps perform faster database recovery by reducing the time to save the data extracted from a corrupt SQL database (MDF) file.
The SQL data recovery tool earlier known as Stellar Phoenix SQL Database Repair provides two scan options – Standard Scan and Advanced Scan for effortless database recovery. Standard Scan is the recommended option for quick recovery of the database (.mdf) file. The Advanced Scan option extensively scans the corrupt MDF file, thus it takes more time to recover the file.
SQL tables with PAGE and ROW compression can also be restored using the Stellar SQL database recovery software. The software supports Standard Compression Scheme for Unicode (SCSU) for SQL Server 2008 R2 and recovers all the data in its original format.
The SQL Server recovery software scans corrupt database and displays a preview of all recoverable items in a tree-like structure. The left pane displays list of the recoverable items, while the right pane shows contents of a selected item. The preview feature also helps verify if the recovered contents match the original data that was present in the database prior to corruption.
The software helps perform selective recovery of SQL database objects, by allowing you to select or unselect individual or multiple objects. After previewing the data, you can choose specific objects you want to recover. This helps avoid saving unnecessary items to a New Database, Live Database, or Other Formats (like CSV, HTML, and XLS).
The SQL recovery tool provides ‘Search’ option to search for intended items on the basis of specific criteria, such as 'Match Case' or ‘Match Whole Word.’ Further, the tool can automatically reconnect SQL server, when there is a disruption during the process of database recovery in SQL Server. This ensures smooth running of recovery process.
The SQL database recovery software allows you to configure the SQL Server to use either Windows authentication or SQL Server authentication method to perform database recovery.
After scanning the corrupt database MDF file, the SQL recovery tool saves the scan results automatically. The scan results can be used to recover the database file at a later stage. This is a useful feature as it helps resume the file repair process without scanning the database MDF file again, thus saving time..
The SQL database recovery software allows saving the recovered data into a New Database, Live Database, or Other File Formats. The other file formats include CSV, HTML, and XLS. Saving in other file formats is helpful as it allows opening the recovered file on a system without SQL installation. Additionally, queries of severely corrupt objects that are not recovered can be kept in a separate text file.
Stellar Toolkit for MS SQL is a 5-in-1 specialized suite comprising tools to repair a corrupt SQL database, extract data from a corrupt backup (BAK) file, reset SQL Server admin and user passwords. It also provides tools to analyze SQL log file (LDF) and interconvert databases. The toolkit supports SQL Server 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014, and older versions till 7.0.
This MS SQL database recovery software supports recovery of MS SQL database on Windows and Linux machines. The tool works with Windows OS, including Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, and lower. It also works with Windows 10, 8.1, 8, and 7. The tool is compatible with Ubuntu 16.04 (64-bit), Ubuntu 18.04 (64-bit), Ubuntu 19.10 (64-bit), CentOS 7 (64-bit), and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (64-bit). Download free trial for Linux systems.
Repairs corrupt SQL Database (MDF & NDF) files and recovers all database components.
Repairs corrupt SQL database files, resets password, & extracts data from corrupted backup
5-in-1 Toolkit for SQL database repair, backup repair, password recovery, forensic analysis of SQL logs, & interconversion of databases.
MS SQL server 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008 R2, 2008, and earlier versions
Corporate, Technician, & Toolkit
Intel-compatible (x86, x64)
Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7 and Windows server 2019, 2016, 2012, 2008, 2003
16 GB minimum (32 GB recommended)
250 MB for installation files
A. Follow the below procedure to recover corrupt SQL database:
You can view the recovered database and its records in the specified location.
Fast Saving Mode helps perform faster database recovery. It does so by saving the tables data first followed by indexes. This file saving mode is recommended for large databases.
Standard Saving Mode is a conventional way of saving repaired databases. It may take time to recover SQL database as it saves the data and the indexes simultaneously.
No, the Stellar SQL recovery software does not change or affect the user data while recovering from corrupt or damaged SQL database.
No. The SQL recovery software recovers MDF and NDF files without any file size restriction.
The Stellar SQL recovery tool does not require SQL Server installation to display the preview of recoverable database objects. This implies that you can verify the recovery results after performing a database scan using the software without having MS SQL Server pre-installed on your system.
The software, however, needs SQL Server installed on the system for saving the recovered database objects.
Follow these steps to recover deleted table records from SQL database:
You should make a copy of your database and run recovery on this copy instead of the original file to mitigate the risks of any accidental damage to the file. The software is equipped to prevent any modifications to your database. However, if something goes awry (power spike, system glitch), you may run the risk of damaging the database structure or the contents of your database file.
Yes, Stellar SQL Recovery helps restore SQL database from suspect mode
The 'invalid database file version' error is identified when the SQL database repair software cannot detect the database version.
Yes, the application supports recovery of all objects of both MDF and NDF files.
Yes, the Stellar SQL Server recovery software can identify the version of SQL Server in which the file was created.
Yes, the 'Demo' version of Stellar Repair for MS SQL runs a thorough scan against the selected SQL database and displays all recovered objects for preview in the main interface. You can preview any object to check the accuracy of scan results. For saving the recovered database, you need to register the SQL data recovery product.