Googling this message didn’t reveal any solution that seemed palatable (or even understandable, given my poor SQL skills), so I tried a solution of my own. This seemed safe enough, since I was told that the problem was probably caused by the server running out of disk space (don’t ask! Since I wasn’t even able to look at the properties of the database, I had to look at systables to find the file location first.Anyway, it worked, and the DB immediately became operational again, with no apparent data loss.Oddly, I didn’t find any article that actually suggested this, so if you find yourself similarly stuck, and if you’re lucky, it might work for you too.

prior to updating sysdatabases entry for database-21prior to updating sysdatabases entry for database-82prior to updating sysdatabases entry for database-68

I had to spend some time resolving this error message this morning.

I don’t regularly do SQL Server maintenance, but this was handed to me by our ‘official’ IT chaps, who apparently think that since I do SQL coding, I must also be good at SQL DB recovery Anyway, I tried the usual exec sp_resetstatus , only to see another load of nonsense: Prior to updating sysdatabases entry for database ‘dbname’, mode = 0 and status = 4194584 (status suspect_bit = 256).

For row in sysdatabases for database ‘dbname’, the status bit 256 was forced off and mode was forced to 0.

Warning: You must recover this database prior to access.

Karen Originally posted by nr Setting it to emergency mode will allow you to access the objects in the databse and extract the data. If you set the database to emergency mode then you can access the data.

You can always set the status back afterwards.==========================================Cursors are useful if you don't know sql. I do thank you for your help, I don't know if you would be willing to explain a little more in detail what you mean, but if you were willing I would be ever greatfull.

Setting it to emergency mode will allow you to access the objects in the databse and extract the data. I am afraid, I am not sure what you are talking about here...knowledge of SQL Server is poor.

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We've got lots of great SQL Server experts to answer whatever question you can come up with. Hi, I currently have a transaction log that is full, and I believe this is what has caused my database to become (suspect) I don't know what to do now. No row in sysdatabases was updated because mode and status are already correctly reset. You can then extract all the data and import it into a new database.

We've restricted the ability to create new threads on these forums. I have gone into Query analyzer and ran the sp_resetstatus and received the following Prior to updating sysdatabases entry for database 'dynamicapp', mode = 0 and status = 4194320 (status suspect_bit = 0). You can always set the status back afterwards.==========================================Cursors are useful if you don't know sql. Enterprise manager probably won't be able to access it but query analyser and bcp will.

Because the Database is at suspect status I cant't truncate the transaction log.?????? see Corrupt Database.html==========================================Cursors are useful if you don't know sql. Rather than this it would be better to restore the last backup but if that's not an option then this should allow you to recover most of the data.==========================================Cursors are useful if you don't know sql.