Feb 13, 2014

How to recover corrupt SQL server backup file database

I had taken a backup of my SQL Server database, but now I'm unable to restore data from it or somehow it has got corrupted. Is there any solution to recover this damaged backup database?

First of all run RESTORE VERIFYONLY command to checks the backup. It ensures that your entire backup is readable and corruption free. If it finds error then you can restore backup using CONTINUE_AFTER_ERROR option. It will restore the database backup.


You can check out the blog to know how to repair the sql backup file. Once you repaired the database, you will be able to restore your database easily on your sql server.

Check this blog=> http://www.sqlrecoverysoftware.net/sql-server-bak-file/




How to Repair MS SQL Server Backup (.Bak) Files with the Help of SQL Backup Recovery Software

"This tutorial is designed for MS SQL Server 2000/2005/2008 users who are facing the database corruption in their backup database. The step by step method will allow you to repair and restore your corrupt backup database in healthy step without any loss of data or consistency."

Hi marshall


I suggest you to take help from this article http://www.wikihow.com/Repair-MS-SQL-Server-Backup-%28.Bak%29-Files-with-the-Help-of-SQL-Backup-Recovery-Software Which will help you restore bak file normal.







Hi marshall, the main reason for SQL backup file corruption is interval Server errors or virus attacks etc. These errors affect the entire data functioning of the backup file and eventually results in the inaccessibility of the data items. In this situation user can use SQL backup database recovery tool to recover corrupt backup file into healthy backup file by maintaining proper data integrity as usual. 

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