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SMSQL verification fails at the attach database phase when creating the clone in an FCI

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Applies to

  • SnapManager for SQL (SMSQL) 7.2.x and above
  • SQL Failover Cluster (FCI)


  • Verification fails at the attach database phase of the process
  • Error seen in SMSQL job report:

    "[23:02:03.353]  [hostname] Attaching database [database_name_Clone]...
    [23:02:03.353]  [hostname] CREATE DATABASE [database_name_Clone] ON PRIMARY (NAME = 'database_name', FILENAME = 'disk_name') LOG ON (NAME = 'database_name_log', FILENAME = 'disk_name.LDF') FOR ATTACH
    [23:02:03.368]  [hostname] [SQL SMO Error]: An exception occurred while executing a Transact-SQL statement or batch.
    Cannot use file 'disk_name' for clustered server. Only formatted files on which the cluster resource of the server has a dependency can be used. Either the disk resource containing the file is not present in the cluster group or the cluster resource of the Sql Server does not have a dependency on it.
    [23:02:03.368]  [hostname] DBCC CHECKDB (database_name__Clone') WITH NO_INFOMSGS, PHYSICAL_ONLY
    [23:02:03.384]  [hostname] [SQL SMO Error]: An exception occurred while executing a Transact-SQL statement or batch.
    Could not find database 'database_name__Clone'. The database either does not exist, or was dropped before a statement tried to use it. Verify if the database exists by querying the sys.databases catalog view.
    [23:02:03.384]  [hostname] WARNING: SQLServer DBCC CHECKDB failed."

  • Verification done via SQL Management studio without SMSQL using the command below also fails with the same error
    CREATE DATABASE [database_name] ON PRIMARY(NAME = N'database_name', FILENAME = N'database_path.mdf'  ) LOG ON(NAME = N'database_name_log', FILENAME = N'N:\SQLLOG\database_path_log.ldf')"



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