SQL Database RecoveryChoosing a data recovery company to repair and recover your SQL database can be tricky because only a few have certified SQL database engineers that know how to rebuild torn pages, broken tables and re-insert data back into a working database. In cases of severe damage, raw data has to be extracted and must be manually entered into a new database. In these instances, most data recovery companies give up and call it unrecoverable. They just don't have the knowledge or ability to extract the data from the garbage.
For over 14 years we have been recovering SQL data from all operating systems and server types for large and small companies, including relational database servers, web servers (Apache and Microsoft IIS), business application servers, document management systems, and content management systems.
Software failure in a SQL database includes problems such as missing extents, pages, or rows in the database. In many of these cases, SQL Server marks the database as suspect in the Master sysdatabases table on startup by setting on the bit-mask value of 256 in the status column.
Common SQL Problems
- Data Deleted by Mistake
- Malicious Action or Virus
- Corrupted Data
- Hardware Failure
- Corrupted Back-up
- Rebuild failure
- Multiple drive failure (or multiple drives go offline)
- RAID array or volumes that won't mount after a server crash
- Configuration damage or corruption
- Addition of incompatible drives
- Hardware conflicts
- Software corruption
- Viruses or malicious intent
- Software or operating system upgrades
When a SQL database gets to this stage it is best to get professional help for repair and recovery of your SQL data to avoid further corruption and permanent data loss.