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How to resolve "Media family is incorrectly formed"?


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I asked my client to provide me sql database back up file, so I can restore and generate reports from that.

I received the .bak file and tried to restore it but this damn SQL server throws error

Media family is incorrectly formed.

Am I doing wrong in restore db or the file has some issue?

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Ensure that the file is not corrupted.

If the file you have received is damaged or corrupted, SQL will not be able to read it and will show such message.

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Backup file that you have received is of which version of SQL Server?

If the backup version is of SQL Server 2008 and you try to restore in SQL Server 2005, you will get this kind of error.

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