Written By Pallavi
Updated on August 25th, 2020
If I am not wrong, the reason behind visiting this page is for searching the methods to restore Master Database in SQL Server. Take it easy! You have landed on the right page. In this blog, I have covered easygoing methods to recover the master database.
Before moving to the solutions, Firstly let us grasp some information on Master Database in the SQL Server.
There can be many factors in which you may need to recover the Master Database:
Caution!! What will happen if your master database has been damaged or there is some hardware or software failure?
Keeping in mind about the users, I had covered all the possible solutions to recover the master database.
So without consuming time let’s discuss all the cases.
You must run Setup to rebuild all of your system databases for versions 2005, 2008, and 2008R2.
You can use the template option to overwrite only the Master Database for versions 2008R2 and above. Therefore, to run setup follow these steps:
Important!! Before entering the below command, make sure you have saved the master database somewhere safe.
Now, Enter the following command in cmd:\setup /ACTION=REBUILDDATABASE /INSTANCENAME=<instance_name> /SQLSYSADMINACCOUNTS=<admin_account> /SAPWD=<sa_password>]
Now, your Master Database is successfully recreated. Therefore, you can easily recover your Master Database from a backup.
Note: The above method is not applicable for version 2008R2 and above. Therefore, we have to use a Template Master Database for it.
Alert!! The above methods are only useful if you have a good backup of your Master Database. Otherwise, you have to follow the last case that I am going to discuss now.
Remember these steps:
Steps to find the .ndf and .ldf files:
Cannot recover the Master Database yet? No need to worry! Some users find it difficult to use manual approaches to recover a master database( MDF and LDF) files. Considering this situation, I have also mentioned a professional method to recover the Master Database in SQL servers.
If you find SQL Server is unable to run, then there could be a corruption issue in SQL Database files. One of them is the corruption in the Master Database which occurs due to damage in secondary files of SQL Database. If you are unable to recover them from the manual method, then always prefer professional utilities first. So, you can pick SQL Database Recovery Software as the first option to recover corrupted SQL files. Hence, you can easily restore Master Database in SQL Server.
In this blog, Firstly, we have discussed the necessity of restoring the master database. Then we have mentioned all the possible conditions to restore Master Database in SQL Server. Lastly, we come to the conclusion that using a professional approach, a user can easily recover Master Databases.
About The Author:
Pallavi is a content writer in the field of data recovery and email migration. She has a passion for creating engaging and thought-provoking content. With several years of experience in the field, she has developed a deep understanding of various writing styles and formats,
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