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CORRUPT A DATABASE


CORRUPT A DATABASE

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Hello guyz! Am doing some research on database repair, and i need to have a corrupt database, inorder for me to use the DBCC commands and verify their working. Any help on this please?
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there are databases linked here that are in various stages on corruption.

http://sqlskills.com/BLOGS/PAUL/category/Corruption.aspx
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Interesting Question, Search Google, to start with play with sys tables, this should do the trick BigGrin, make sure that you do this in a test environment or may be better on your local machine
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Disclaimer: Do not do this on a production server. Do not do this to any database that you care about. If you want to play, do so on a SQL instance installed on your workstation.

Right, now that's out of the way...

Take the database offline, open the mdf file in a hex editor. Go to an offset 40k or so into the file (to avoid the critical header pages) and then 0 out a block of data. Save the file, close it, go back to SQL and attempt to bring the database online

I say attempt, because last time I tried that, I fried the DB so badly that SQL couldn't bring it back online.


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See http://www.sqlskills.com/BLOGS/PAUL/post/Conference-corruption-demo-scripts-and-example-corrupt-databases.aspx for a bunch of pre-corrupted databases.

Also see http://www.sqlskills.com/BLOGS/PAUL/post/Example-20002005-corrupt-databases-and-some-more-info-on-backup-restore-page-checksums-and-IO-errors.aspx

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If you wanna corrupt it time and again after you try repairing then backup the clean database before you start corrupting it..

Thanks!!

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