To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
301511 INF: How to Obtain the Latest SQL Server 7.0 Service Pack
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 Service Pack 4.
To successfully back up the tail of a transaction log in SQL Server 7.0, both the transaction log file and the primary data file must be available. In SQL Server 2000, only the transaction log must be available.
For additional information, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
253817 HOW TO: Backup the Last Transaction Log When the Master and the Database Files Are Damaged
281122 INF: Restore File and Filegroup Backups in SQL Server