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Attach DBs from a restored file on a disk


Attach DBs from a restored file on a disk

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I had SQL Server on a Server and the OS went bad and I had to reinstall the OS. In doing so, the wrong disk was used to install the OS and Formated the disk with the SQL Data. I did not install anything on there, so I was able to restore the SQL db's to another disk with recover software. Now I am trying to reattach the db's but I get an error msg "Attach databases failed for...." "Database ... cannot be upgraded because it is read-only or has read-only files. make the database or files writeable, and rerun recovery. ... Error: 3415"

How can I reattach these files?



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Remove the Read-Only flag on the NTFS permissions for the MDF file (& LDF).
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Make sure the files aren't read-only, make sure the folder isn't read-only (check parent folder too). Make sure that the SQL Server service account has full permissions on the files and folder.


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what is the sql server service acct (default)?



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GrassHopper (7/30/2014)
what is the sql server service acct (default)?

Whatever you set it to!!
Open sql server configuration manager on the server and check the acct in use for the sql and its agent service

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that did not work. Running a recovery application on the file and it is recovering the db. It must be corrupt.



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GrassHopper (7/30/2014)
that did not work. Running a recovery application on the file and it is recovering the db. It must be corrupt.


No. Corrupt databases do not give that error.
Did you ensure that the folder isn't read only anywhere? That the file isn't? That the permissions are correct?


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Yes, checked rights and read only checkbox on folder and on file. I even moved the sql files to the default location for sql data files.



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2 db's were able to attach, the others did not and they are all in the same folder.



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