[Cialug] [Way OT] that evil company's database won't reattach

Barry Von Ahsen barry at vonahsen.com
Tue Jun 21 13:05:18 CDT 2005

this is where the geeks are, so I ask here:

I have an MSSQL database that I detached and deleted the log.ldf.  Now 
when I try to reattach, it won't do it.

Enterprise manager, and query analyzer using sp_attach_single_file_db 
and sp_attach_db both fail with error 1813:
Device activation error. The physical file name 'c:\path\to\file.ldf' 
may be incorrect.

anyone come across this before and fix it?  everything says that I 
should be able to reattach and have the log file recreated


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