FIX: When you restore a SQL Server 2005 backup file in SQL Server 2008, the operation takes much longer than when you restore the same backup file in SQL Server 2005

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Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2008 fixes as one downloadable file. Because the fixes are cumulative, each new release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 fix release.
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SYMPTOMS

In Microsoft SQL Server 2008, you restore a backup file that was created in SQL Server 2005. The database recovery process may take much longer in SQL Server 2008 than when you restore the same backup file in SQL Server 2005. This issue may occur when you restore any kind of backup file that was created in SQL Server 2005. This issue is most likely to occur when you try to restore a transaction log backup file that was created in SQL Server 2005.

RESOLUTION

Cumulative update information for the release version of SQL Server 2008

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 4 for the release version of SQL Server 2008. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package for SQL Server 2008, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
963036 Cumulative update package 4 for SQL Server 2008
Note Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 fix release. We recommend that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
956909 The SQL Server 2008 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 was released

Cumulative update information for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 1 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package for SQL Server 2008, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
969099 Cumulative update package 1 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1
Note Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 fix release. We recommend that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
970365 The SQL Server 2008 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 was released

Hotfix information

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 the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

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, contact 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.

Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required.

Restart information

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Registry information

You do not have to change the registry.

Hotfix file information

This hotfix contains only those files that are required to correct the issues that this article lists. This hotfix may not contain of all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build. The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) 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 item in Control Panel.
SQL Server 2008, 32-bit version
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Sqlncli10.dll2007.100.1790.02,457,43230-Jan-200910:15x86
Sqlncli_keyfile.dll2007.100.1790.013,65630-Jan-200908:21x86
SQL Server 2008, x64-based version
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Sqlncli10.dll2007.100.1790.02,457,43230-Jan-200910:15x86
Sqlncli10.dll2007.100.1790.03,155,81630-Jan-200913:02x64
Sqlncli_keyfile.dll2007.100.1790.014,18430-Jan-200911:42x64
SQL Server 2008, Itanium architecture version
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Sqlncli10.dll2007.100.1790.02,457,43230-Jan-200910:15x86
Sqlncli10.dll2007.100.1790.06,346,60030-Jan-200918:05IA-64
Sqlncli_keyfile.dll2007.100.1790.019,30430-Jan-200916:44IA-64

WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, follow these steps:
  1. Restore the backup file in SQL Server 2005 by using the RECOVERY option on the final backup file.
  2. Perform a manual checkpoint in the database by using the CHECKPOINT statement.
  3. Detach the database from SQL Server 2005.
  4. Move files to the appropriate location for use by SQL Server 2008.
  5. Attach the database to SQL Server 2008.

STATUS

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

MORE INFORMATION

More information about cumulative update package 4 for SQL Server 2008

For more information about what files are changed, and for information about any prerequisites to apply the cumulative update package that contains the hotfix that is described in this Microsoft Knowledge Base article, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
963036 Cumulative update package 4 for SQL Server 2008

More information about cumulative update package 1 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1

For more information about what files are changed, and for information about any prerequisites to apply the cumulative update package that contains the hotfix that is described in this Microsoft Knowledge Base article, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
969099 Cumulative update package 1 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1

REFERENCES

For more information about the list of builds that are available after the release of SQL Server 2008, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
956909 The SQL Server 2008 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 was released
For more information about the Incremental Servicing Model for SQL Server, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935897 An Incremental Servicing Model is available from the SQL Server team to deliver hotfixes for reported problems
For more information about the naming schema for SQL Server updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
822499 New naming schema for Microsoft SQL Server software update packages
For more information about software update terminology, 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 software updates

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Article ID: 967178 - Last Review: April 16, 2009 - Revision: 2.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Workgroup
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Developer
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard
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