FIX: Metadata is corrupted when you move SSAS 2005, SSAS 2008 R2 or SSAS 2008 data folders from one computer to another computer

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Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2005, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 or 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 2005, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 or Microsoft SQL Server 2008 fix release.
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SYMPTOMS

In Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services (SSAS 2005), you move data folders from one computer to another computer. However, the metadata files become corrupted. This problem occurs when the following conditions are true:
  • One SSAS 2005 server is used to process data and another SSAS 2005 server is used to serve data.
  • The StorageLocation property for at least one partition is configured to store data by using a nondefault path.
  • The capitalization of the nondefault path is not the same on these two computers.
Additionally, the following issues occur:
  • Some files in the data folders may appear unexpectedly on the destination computer.
  • Versions of some index files may not be updated to match the version of the partition.
  • The "DataFileList" tag of one or more Prt.xml files may contain a fully qualified file path that resembles the following:
    <DataFileList>C:\Olap\Data\\EF770A17-C4B1-40B5-9337-84448E2B53FD.18.0.0.0\259.agg.rigid.data;C:\Olap\Data\\EF770A17-C4B1-40B5-9337- 84448E2B53FD.18.0.0.0\259.agg.rigid.data.hdr;C:\Olap\Data\\EF770A17-C4B1-40B5-9337-84448E2B53FD.18.0.0.0\259.fact.data;C:\Olap\Data\\EF770A17-C4B1-40B5-9337 -84448E2B53FD.18.0.0.0\259.fact.data.hdr;C:\Olap\Data\\EF770A17-C4B1-40B5-9337-84448E2B53FD.18.0.0.0\259.string.data;265.agg.flex.data;
Note This issue also occurs in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 or Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

RESOLUTION

Cumulative update information


SQL Server 2005

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 9 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3. For more information about this cumulative update package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
980176 Cumulative update package 9 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3
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 2005 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:
960598 The SQL Server 2005 builds that were released after SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 was released
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 hotfixes are created for specific SQL Server service packs. You must apply a SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 hotfix to an installation of SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3. By default, any hotfix that is provided in a SQL Server service pack is included in the next SQL Server service pack.

SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 9 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1. For more information about this cumulative update package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2083921 cumulative update 9 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. Microsoft recommends 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
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 hotfixes are created for specific SQL Server service packs. You must apply a SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 hotfix to an installation of SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1. By default, any hotfix that is provided in a SQL Server service pack is included in the next SQL Server service pack.

SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 1 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2. For more information about this cumulative update package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2289254 Cumulative update 1 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2
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:
2402659 The SQL Server 2008 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2 was released

SQL Server 2008 R2

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 2. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package for SQL Server 2008 R2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2072493 Cumulative update package 2 for SQL Server 2008 R2
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 R2 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:
981356 The SQL Server 2008 R2 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 R2 was released

STATUS

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

REFERENCES

For 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 how to obtain SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
913089 How to obtain the latest service pack for SQL Server 2005
For more information about new features and improvements in SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=131442
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: 980948 - Last Review: November 15, 2010 - Revision: 4.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard X64 Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise X64 Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Developer
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Workgroup
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Developer
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Workgroup
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