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How to Attach a SQL Server Database without a Transaction Log and with Open Transactions

You want to attach a SQL Server database that does not have the transaction log files and get the following error: "The log cannot be rebuilt because there were open transactions/users when the database was shutdown, no checkpoint occurred to the database, or the database was read-only. This error could occur if the transaction log file was manually deleted or lost due to a hardware or environment failure." In this tip I will help you to successfully attach the transaction log to the problematic SQL Server database.


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