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Posted - 02/27/2014 :  13:46:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have created the file group for my database.First i took backup of individual file group(mdf and ndf) then I tried to restore only secondary(ndf) file group.I got error like
Restore failed for Server 'pcname\SQLEXPRESS'. (Microsoft.SqlServer.SmoExtended)
File 'regSQL_dat' was not backed up in file 1 on device 'D:\nvtndf.bak'. The file cannot be restored from this backup set.
RESTORE DATABASE is terminating abnormally. (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 3144)

When i tried to restore only primary file group i got the same error.

Can i restore individual file group? If possible then how?


For the purpose of data archiveng,i have taken back up of ndf file (it contains very old data) & i have removed this file from database.Now my customer asking these file data.Now i have to again attach/restore this ndf file.Please let me know how to attach/restore.

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Posted - 03/03/2015 :  01:59:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi, I have the same problem.
did you find solution
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Ganesh Kandi
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Posted - 03/09/2015 :  12:52:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No fan.Not yet.If any comments I'll post here.

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Posted - 04/16/2015 :  12:33:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Have you verified that your server meets the minimum requirements for SQL Server 2012? Specifically, Processor, Memory, Drive Space, and OS?

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Posted - 04/29/2015 :  18:33:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You must always restore the primary filegroup, since that contains the metadata (table names, definitions, etc.).

Is the db in simple recovery model? If so, you must recover all read-write filegroups; you can skip restoring only read-only filegroups.

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