Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Discussing repercussions of database corruption in SQL Server 2005 and adequate measures of recovery

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MS SQL Sever 2005 unleashes the most advanced database management features that effectively cater to all the needs of a normal or an advanced database user. It has a new XML data type to support XML integration. You can develop custom applications for your server using SQL Server Management Objects (SMO). The most important feature is its dynamic configuration. It allows you to change the configuration values and let the changes take affect as soon as they are implemented. Despite having such powerful features, an SQL Server 2005 database gets easily corrupt due to various reasons. The primary reasons responsible for database corruption are virus infection, hardware errors, application errors, abnormal system shutdown, etc. As a consequence, you lose access to all the valuable objects in the database. To overcome this problem, you need to go for SQL recovery through a reliable third-party utility.

For instance, you may receive the following error message while using an SQL Server 2005 database:   

“Cannot find a table or object with the name 'NAME'. Check the system catalog.”


The above error may occur due to any of the following reasons:

  • You have not specified the correct object name.
  • You have dropped or deleted the object before issuing the query.
  • You do not have appropriate permissions to access the specified object.

Another reason could be that the specified object is damaged or corrupt. This would possibly render the database object inaccessible and lead to loss of valuable information. In such circumstances, you may use a backup to restore the lost data. However, if the backup is unavailable, follow the below given resolution steps.   


The following steps may help you resolve the problem-

  • Check whether you are using the correct database.
  • Verify if the specified object exists in the database.
  • Also check whether you have specified the correct schema name for the object.
  • Check whether the system tables contain information about the object. For that matter, you can query the 'sys.objects' catalog view.

If the problems still persists, you should take help of proficient SQL database recovery tool. These third-party software are capable of safely restoring all vital SQL database objects in any event of database corruption or inaccessibility. They perform in-depth scan of the corrupt database and also allow you to save the desired objects at your specified location in the system. Moreover, they are compatible with Windows 7, Server 2008, Vista, Server 2003, XP, and 2000. 
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