To the contrary; Save operations that are killed in the middle, or fail for a multitude of reasons will cause a damaged object. I've probably called in 15 - 20 PMRs over the years and had one critsit over that very topic. The critsit was while I was VP IT and we were down for several days. It happened while I as at COMMON in Nashville, I remember it vividly. Ask Larry what my mood was like that week! The only thing that made that week worse was Al Barsa passing.

You are correct that a damaged object will not be saved properly, but a save operation that fails/or is killed (end immediate) can cause a damaged object as well.

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects

On 1/29/2013 3:49 PM, Charles Wilt wrote:

I think you've got it backward...

I don't believe it even possible for a SAVE to damage an object. But a
damaged object is often detected during the SAVE operation.


On Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 4:45 PM, Jim Oberholtzer<
midrangel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 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
> > prepared!
> >
> >
> >
> > 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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