FIX: "Unable to create restore plan due to break in the LSN chain" error when you restore differential backup in SSMS

Assume that you create a full backup file and a differential backup file in Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). When you restore the full backup file by using the NORECOVERY option, and then you restore the differential backup file by using the RECOVERY option in SSMS, the operation fails, and you receive the following error message:
Unable to create restore plan due to break in the LSN chain. (Microsoft.SqlServer.SmoExtended)

Note This problem occurs in SSMS and SQL Server Management Objects (SMO), but not in SQL Server engine.
The issue was first fixed in the following Service Packs and cumulative update for SQL Server.

Recommendation: Install the latest cumulative update for SQL Server
Each new cumulative update for SQL Server contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous cumulative update. We recommend that you download and install the latest cumulative updates for SQL Server:

About Service packs for SQL Server

Service packs are cumulative. Each new service pack contains all the fixes that are in previous service packs, together with any new fixes. Our recommendation is to apply the latest service pack and the latest cumulative update for that service pack. You do not have to install a previous service pack before you install the latest service pack. Use Table 1 in the following article for finding more information about the latest service pack and latest cumulative update.

How to determine the version, edition and update level of SQL Server and its components

To work around this issue, use the TSQL command and the same backup file to restore the database.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.


رقم الموضوع: 3065060 - آخر مراجعة: 11/16/2016 09:42:00 - المراجعة: 4.0

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2, Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Developer, Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Enterprise, Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Enterprise Core, Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Standard, Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Developer, Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Enterprise, Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Enterprise Core

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