How to perform Master.mdf file repair process?

Published: 10th March 2011
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A database is an organized collection of information arranged so that it is easy to obtain information. It is a program that lets you add, delete, and change data in the database. Master database is a kind of database that records all the system-level information for a SQL Server system. This includes data of data such as logon accounts, endpoints, linked servers, and system configuration settings. The physical name of master database is master.mdf. Master is the database that records the existence location of all other database files .It records the start up information of SQL Server. Therefore, SQL Server does not start when master database is unavailable or corrupted.

Reasons for master database corruption: Master.mdf database gets corrupted or damaged due to any change in the properties of master.mdf database like:

* Addition in files or file groups
* Change in collation, the default collation is the server collation
* Creation of triggers on the system tables in database
* Drop of database
* Creation of full-text catalog or full-text index.
* Database duplication
* Removal of primary file group, primary data file, or log file.
* Renaming the database or primary file group.
* Setting the database to OFFLINE.
* Setting the database or primary file group to READ_ONLY.

Master.mdf file repair process: You can easily perform master.mdf file repair process with the help of SQL data recovery tool. This recovery software helps to import recovered information in SQL server database or in a separate database SQL script file. This tool creates SQL script with which users can restore following items from corrupt MDF database:

* Sort order for index keys
* Predefined defaults, primary keys, unique key, index, foreign keys, tables, Stored procedures, views, triggers etc
* Deleted records and partly damaged Records

There are so many tools for SQL data recovery but SQL Recovery software by SysTools group is one reliable and efficient tool to recover master database. This tool is embedded with all the required features. SQL Recovery supports Microsoft SQL server 2000, 2005 and SQL 2008 database. It supports almost all Windows Versions (Windows 98, me, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista AND Windows 7).

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