The question of if a damaged object is considered a corrupted file then yes, I have seen it. Usually it's as the result of a Save/Restore operation that failed, but it does happen.

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects

On 1/29/2013 3:02 PM, Roger Harman wrote:
A recent article, "My SQL Server Database is Corrupt - Now What?!", had some
interesting statements from the author:

. I was asked how often corruption really occurs in the real world.
My answer was, "hundreds to thousands of times every week across the world,
in the tens of millions of SQL Server databases.".

. Every single week I receive multiple emails asking for some advice
about corruption recovery. When I'm teaching about corruption in our High
Availability and Disaster Recovery Immersion Event, I always tell the class
that I expect every DBA to see database corruption at some point during
their career.

. I'll end by saying this: if you think that corruption won't happen
to you at some point in your career, I think you'll be surprised. Be

I'm curious.. How many of you have seen corruption on our platform? In 25+
years on S/38, AS/400, and IBM-i, I have NEVER had an issue with corrupt
files/tables. In 1 year of SQL Server at my former employer, I saw it
happen at least 3 times. I was shocked but the Microsoft bigots in the
company just shook it off as status quo.

Here's the article but you have to be a member to read it.


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