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Restoring from msdb with only .mdf and .ldf files

I am working on an issue with an undocumented application, and the info is/was on a SS7 database, that was not maintained properly.

How can I restore jobs from msdb when all I have is either a backup of it (but don't want to restore it to another server's msdb) or no backup - just the .mdf and .ldf files?

I am working on an issue with an undocumented application, and the info is/was on a SS7 database, that was not maintained properly.

How can I restore jobs from msdb when all I have is either a backup of it (but don't want to restore it to another server's msdb) or no backup - just the .mdf and .ldf files?

You can restore this database to another server and just give the database a different name when you do the restore. From there, you could retrieve the job that you need and move that job to your other server.
This was last published in March 2007

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