I'm fresh meat here, and I also would consider myself as a DB guru. Eventually I have a huge problem:
Did a backup on a mssql 2008 (10.00.1600) and now I only have the backup files (master, model, msdb). I have nothing else. I have to get my tables and records out from the master file.
What I did: the master restore using the console. It told me it was successful a but now it wont start. Actually I know exactly why: the master backup captures all the groups, accounts, credentials and machine IDs that I don't have a chance to simulate the old environment here.
Question: is there any way of getting my tables out from the master file. I mean, _any_ way. It's important, nearly a half year's work's in there.
Any advices (apart from, "next time you should") are highly apprichiated.