For validating mdf files
The paths used in the code may need to be updated to reflect the folder structure in use by your environment.
First, drop the test database "Adventure Works Copy" used by the RESTORE commands, if it already exists.
More info on MSDN here and in Beginning SQL Server 2005 Administation (Google Books) here. MDF file is “typically” a SQL Server data file however it is important to note that it does NOT have to be. MDF is nothing more than a recommended/preferred notation but the extension itself does not actually dictate the file type.
To illustrate this, if someone wanted to create their primary data file with an extension of they could go ahead and do so without issue.
RESTORE DATABASE successfully processed 20577 pages in 6.501 seconds (25.929 MB/sec).Is there a query on system tables that I can run to show an output of: I suspect that the yardi DB is related to the xxx / files, this particular database we get a dump that we restore from every morning.==== EDIT IN RESPONSE TO ANSWERS ==== Two view are mentioned in the answers below (that I only ran in context of the master DB) USE master; GO SELECT ds.[name] as [Database name (as in SSMS)], mf.[name] as [master_files name], mf.physical_Name as [File name], mf. This SQL Server 2000 system table is included as a view for backward compatibility.So let's work through an example scenario to illustrate.
While the code within this tip was developed and tested against a SQL Server 2005 instance, it should function on any version currently in use.
Msg 1834, Level 16, State 1, Line 1The file 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Data\Adventure Works_Log.ldf' cannot be overwritten. Msg 3156, Level 16, State 4, Line 1File 'Adventure Works_Log' cannot be restored to 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Data\Adventure Works_Log.ldf'.