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Restoring master database

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Beatrix Kiddo
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Sorry for the duplicate post.
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Beatrix Kiddo (5/21/2014)
Talk us through what you've done so far.

So: have you opened a command prompt window and navigated to the location of the BINN folder for your 2008 instance?

If you have, please post the syntax you are using to try to start the 2008 instance.


Thanks Beatrix.

You are right after that i ran 'Sqlservr.exe –T3608'
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Try Sqlservr.exe -m

or Sqlservr.exe -m -s INSTANCENAME if it's a named instance
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Thanks Beatrix,

I got the below messages.

C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10_50.R8\MSSQL\Binn>sqlservr.exe -m -
sR8
2014-05-26 16:14:33.41 Server Error: 17058, Severity: 16, State: 1.
2014-05-26 16:14:33.41 Server initerrlog: Could not open error log file ''.
Operating system error = 3(The system cannot find the path specified.).
2014-05-26 16:14:33.71 Server Error: 17058, Severity: 16, State: 1.
2014-05-26 16:14:33.71 Server initerrlog: Could not open error log file ''.
Operating system error = 3(The system cannot find the path specified.).
2014-05-26 16:14:34.01 Server Error: 17058, Severity: 16, State: 1.
2014-05-26 16:14:34.01 Server initerrlog: Could not open error log file ''.
Operating system error = 3(The system cannot find the path specified.).
2014-05-26 16:14:34.31 Server Error: 17058, Severity: 16, State: 1.
2014-05-26 16:14:34.31 Server initerrlog: Could not open error log file ''.
Operating system error = 3(The system cannot find the path specified.).
2014-05-26 16:14:34.62 Server Error: 17058, Severity: 16, State: 1.
2014-05-26 16:14:34.62 Server initerrlog: Could not open error log file ''.
Operating system error = 3(The system cannot find the path specified.).
2014-05-26 16:14:34.92 Server Error: 17058, Severity: 16, State: 1.
2014-05-26 16:14:34.92 Server initerrlog: Could not open error log file ''.
Operating system error = 3(The system cannot find the path specified.).
2014-05-26 16:14:35.22 Server Error: 17058, Severity: 16, State: 1.
2014-05-26 16:14:35.22 Server initerrlog: Could not open error log file ''.
Operating system error = 3(The system cannot find the path specified.).
2014-05-26 16:14:35.52 Server Error: 17058, Severity: 16, State: 1.
2014-05-26 16:14:35.52 Server initerrlog: Could not open error log file ''.
Operating system error = 3(The system cannot find the path specified.).
2014-05-26 16:14:35.82 Server Error: 17058, Severity: 16, State: 1.
2014-05-26 16:14:35.82 Server initerrlog: Could not open error log file ''.
Operating system error = 3(The system cannot find the path specified.).
2014-05-26 16:14:36.12 Server Error: 17058, Severity: 16, State: 1.
2014-05-26 16:14:36.12 Server initerrlog: Could not open error log file ''.
Operating system error = 3(The system cannot find the path specified.).
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See the section on 'can't create the error log.'

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Ratheesh.K.Nair (5/26/2014)
Thanks Beatrix,

I got the below messages.

C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10_50.R8\MSSQL\Binn>sqlservr.exe -m -
sR8
2014-05-26 16:14:33.41 Server Error: 17058, Severity: 16, State: 1.
2014-05-26 16:14:33.41 Server initerrlog: Could not open error log file ''.
Operating system error = 3(The system cannot find the path specified.).
2014-05-26 16:14:33.71 Server Error: 17058, Severity: 16, State: 1.
2014-05-26 16:14:33.71 Server initerrlog: Could not open error log file ''.
Operating system error = 3(The system cannot find the path specified.).
2014-05-26 16:14:34.01 Server Error: 17058, Severity: 16, State: 1.
2014-05-26 16:14:34.01 Server initerrlog: Could not open error log file ''.
Operating system error = 3(The system cannot find the path specified.).
2014-05-26 16:14:34.31 Server Error: 17058, Severity: 16, State: 1.
2014-05-26 16:14:34.31 Server initerrlog: Could not open error log file ''.
Operating system error = 3(The system cannot find the path specified.).
2014-05-26 16:14:34.62 Server Error: 17058, Severity: 16, State: 1.
2014-05-26 16:14:34.62 Server initerrlog: Could not open error log file ''.
Operating system error = 3(The system cannot find the path specified.).
2014-05-26 16:14:34.92 Server Error: 17058, Severity: 16, State: 1.
2014-05-26 16:14:34.92 Server initerrlog: Could not open error log file ''.
Operating system error = 3(The system cannot find the path specified.).
2014-05-26 16:14:35.22 Server Error: 17058, Severity: 16, State: 1.
2014-05-26 16:14:35.22 Server initerrlog: Could not open error log file ''.
Operating system error = 3(The system cannot find the path specified.).
2014-05-26 16:14:35.52 Server Error: 17058, Severity: 16, State: 1.
2014-05-26 16:14:35.52 Server initerrlog: Could not open error log file ''.
Operating system error = 3(The system cannot find the path specified.).
2014-05-26 16:14:35.82 Server Error: 17058, Severity: 16, State: 1.
2014-05-26 16:14:35.82 Server initerrlog: Could not open error log file ''.
Operating system error = 3(The system cannot find the path specified.).
2014-05-26 16:14:36.12 Server Error: 17058, Severity: 16, State: 1.
2014-05-26 16:14:36.12 Server initerrlog: Could not open error log file ''.
Operating system error = 3(The system cannot find the path specified.).

Check the startup paramters for the sql server service via sql server config manager or via the registry.

The hive location is

HKEY_Local_Machine\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10_50.instancename\MSSQLServer\Parameters

The key to check is

SQLArg1

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Thanks Gail and Perry.

The location exists and have access. I have given everyone full access to the location but still gets the same error.
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The location does not exist. If it did, you wouldn't be getting this error:
The system cannot find the path specified.


You need to figure out where SQL is trying to create the error log (the registry key Perry mentioned should be it) and create the path SQL is expecting.

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Ratheesh.K.Nair (5/30/2014)
I have given everyone full access to the location but still gets the same error.

If inheritance is turned off you could see this issue. Open the security properties and under advanced options select the checkbox to force propogation to child objects then click apply.

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