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Restoring database without .mdf file

I have the .ldf file but don't have the .mdf file of my database. Can I restore my database from the existing .ldf file?

I have the .ldf file but don't have the .mdf file of my database. Can I restore my database from the existing .ldf file?
No, this is not possible. The data is all stored in the .mdf file, so without that you won't have any data.
This was first published in March 2007

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