FIX: Restoring a SQL Server 7.0 database backup in SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 2 (SP2) may cause an assertion error in the Xdes.cpp file

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Bug # 363189 (SQL Server 8.0)

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Symptoms

When you try to restore a database backup, the restoration may fail, and a retail assertion with error 3624 may occur. You may see the following error message in the SQL Server error log files as a result of the assertion error:

SQL Server Assertion: File: <xdes.cpp>, line=9860
Failed Assertion = 'IS_OFF_SAFE (XDES_OUTCOME_ONLY, m_status)'

This problem occurs when all the following conditions are true:
  • You take the database backup from a Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 database.
  • While you take the database backup, transactions that involve multiple databases are logged in the transaction logs.
  • You restore the database backup in SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 2 (SP2).

Resolution

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

The English version of this fix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time     Version         Size       File name      Platform
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   09-Dec-2002  21:39    2000.80.714.0   7,471,185  Sqlservr.exe   X86	

Note Because of file dependencies, the most recent hotfix or feature that contains these files may also contain additional files.

Important This hotfix build is designed for a server that is running Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 2:

Workaround

To work around this problem, avoid transactions that involve multiple databases when you take a backup from a SQL Server 7.0 database.

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section of this article.

References

For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft product updates, tools, and add-ons

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Article ID: 811478 - Last Review: November 2, 2013 - Revision: 4.0
Keywords: 
kbnosurvey kbarchive kbautohotfix kbHotfixServer kbqfe kberrmsg kbbackup kbfix kbbug KB811478

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