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MaxDB 7.6 datafile lost

Hello community,

I have an old instalation of SAP ERP 2005 ECC 5.0, with MaxDB 7.6 as database, on Windows Server 2003 R2. Some days ago one of the harddisk fail, and the first datafile was gone.

I have a 3 months old full backup, and all the log files from there to now. I have prepared a new harddisk and can attach it to the file system, but the datafile is lost, and I can no recreate it.

Now I have to take the recovery actions, but I am not sure wich one must be.

  1. Need I try to recover the full data and log backups over the actual system?
  2. Or, Must I create a new installation and recover the backups on the new system?

Thanks in advance for the help!!!

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    May 01 at 01:30 PM

    You can recover the database over the existing database. No need to do a new install.

    http://maxdb.sap.com/doc/7_7/d4/fba2eae7ba441c88771db88768d99e/content.htm

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    • No, the recover doesn't care the name of the data file. All you need to do is the prepare data volume size in maxdb, no matter which location the data volume is, then triggeer restore.