Author Archives: Andrew Jackson

About Andrew Jackson

I am SQL DBA and SQL Server blogger too. I like to share about SQL Server and the problems related to it as well as their solution and also I do handle database related user queries, server or database maintenance, database management etc.

SQL Database Corruption: Causes, Prevention, Fixing Techniques

“I had a Database File and I want to attach this MDF file to SQL Server 2014. However, whenever I try to attach the file, I am receiving following error message : The header for file ….\MSSQL\DATA\xxxx_data.mdf’ is not a … Continue reading

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Know How to Recover SQL Server Database Without Backup

Microsoft SQL Server has widely used database management system for storing and retrieving data. It stores its files in MDF, NDF and LDF format. If SQL database lost due to disasters then backup acts as a silver lining. That is … Continue reading

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Recover Deleted Data from SQL Table Using Transaction Log and LSNs

Introduction At times a user may perform UPDATE operation or DELETE operation in SQL server database without applying the WHERE condition. This is a very common reason for encountering loss of data from SQL Server Tables. As the SQL Server … Continue reading

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Understanding the Different States of SQL Database

Overview There are multiple numbers states of a SQL Database. These states determine the current status or mode of database in SQL server. At once, the database is only in one state, which may be any one of the following: … Continue reading

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Minimizing SQL Server DBCC CHECKDB Performance Impacts

Overview SQL Server is the most popular relational database management system, which is used by many organizations to maintain their data. Every user expects that data should be stored in a consistent and integrated form. SQL Server is equipped with … Continue reading

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Tips to Fix Database Consistency Errors – Reported By DBCC CHECKDB

Overview While working on SQL Server, sometimes users get stuck in annoying situations when database become inaccessible. After executing DBCC CHECKDB command to check the problem, user gets database consistency errors. Causes Behind DBCC CHECKDB Consistency Errors The reason behind … Continue reading

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Restore a SQL Server Database with Different Methods

Database backups are generated as part of the business continuity planning procedure. Disasters with server or its database are a common scenario that takes place every now and then lead to the loss of an enormous amount of data. In … Continue reading

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Simple Methods to Recover master.mdf File Password

Overview MS SQL Server is the relational database management system used to store information in form of tables, views, indexes, triggers, constraints and stored procedures. Master Database File (MDF) is the main database file with the file extension .mdf used … Continue reading

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Learn How to Insert Data From Stored Procedure Into Table?

Stored Procedures are considered most efficient way for calling and retrieving data and hence users always look forward to encapsulate logic in it so that it can be called when needed. While encapsulating data in Stored Procedure, it is also … Continue reading

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