I'm in the process of migrating a hardware based CRM server to a new virtual machine. The new virtual crm server is being installed and therefore does not yet have a backup scheme in place. The new server has 3 disks which consist of 1 OS disk,
1 disk for transaction logs and 1 disk for database files. The disks which have the t-log and database files are mapped to a lun on our netapp san. Unfortunately a snapshot of (only) the OS was restored which seemed to have corrupted (according
to the running OS) the SQL disks. After running a chkdsk, the filesystem was fixed but it removed parts of SQL. (Like the program files (x86) folder on the disk which has the database files on it). So now I cannot open the sql management studio.
Also the sql instance cannot start. I ran a repair of sql to make sure I could use the management studio again and was partially succesful. The studio opens but the sql instance still won't start. I figured that the master database was
probably corrupt and/or inconsistent. I have ran the setup.exe command with the /ACTION=REBUILDDATABASE parameter but it won't help. I guess in order for this to work you will need to have a running sql instance?! (I have checked that I have copies of
the master database in my templates folder). So what would be the best way to re
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