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Article ID: 2491210 - Last Review: March 21, 2011 - Revision: 6.0

Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 fixes as one downloadable file. Because the fixes are cumulative, each new release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 fix release.

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:
  • You create a database in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 or in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2. The database has the AUTO_CLOSE database option set to ON.
  • You create a maintenance plan to back up the database, and you select the Ignore databases where the state is not online option.
  • You try to run the maintenance plan. For example, you try to run the maintenance plan by using SQL Server Management Studio or by running a SQL Server Agent job.
  • The maintenance plan runs successfully.
In this scenario, the database is not backed up.

Note This issue also occurs if the database is set to the RESTORING or STANDBYstatus. For example, the principal database is not backed up in a database-mirroring pair if the mirror database is in the RESTORING mode while the principal database is online.

CAUSE

This issue occurs because the function for the Ignore databases where the state is not online option cannot detect whether a database is online.

Note This issue occurs only if the database is set to the AUTO_CLOSE, STANDBY, or RESTORING status. This issue may occur if the principal database was shut down in a database-mirroring scenario.

RESOLUTION

Cumulative update information

SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 3 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2. For more information about this cumulative update package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2498535  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2498535/LN/ ) Cumulative update package 3 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2
Note Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 fix release. Microsoft recommends that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2402659  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2402659/LN/ ) The SQL Server 2008 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2 was released
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 hotfixes are created for specific SQL Server service packs. You must apply a SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2 hotfix to an installation of SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2. By default, any hotfix that is provided in a SQL Server service pack is included in the next SQL Server service pack.

SQL Server 2008 R2

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 6. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package for SQL Server 2008 R2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2489376  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2489376/ ) Cumulative Update package 6 for SQL Server 2008 R2
Note Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 R2 fix release. We recommend that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
981356  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981356/ ) The SQL Server 2008 R2 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 R2 was released

SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 12 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1. For more information about this cumulative update package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2467236  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2467236/LN/ ) Cumulative update package 12 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1
Note Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 fix release. Microsoft recommends that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
970365  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970365/LN/ ) The SQL Server 2008 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 was released
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 hotfixes are created for specific SQL Server service packs. You must apply a SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 hotfix to an installation of SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1. By default, any hotfix that is provided in a SQL Server service pack is included in the next SQL Server service pack.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) uses the DatabaseStatus enumeration to map the database state in the sys.databases catalog view. For example, the ONLINE state in sys.databases is mapped to the NORMAL state in SMO. In the maintenance plan backup tasks, the database is backed up only when the SMO state is in the NORMAL state if the Ignore databases where the state is not online check box is selected. After you apply this hotfix, the maintenance plan task now validates both the NORMAL state and any other state.

For example, the NORMAL | SHUTDOWN state is shown in SSMS if previous shutdown of the database completed without errors. The fix will make sure that databases in this state are also backed up by running the maintenance plan.

REFERENCES

For more information about the Maintenance Plan wizard, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) website:
General information about the Maintenance Plan Wizard (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms177266(v=SQL.100).aspx)
For more information about the Incremental Servicing Model for SQL Server, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935897  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935897/ ) An Incremental Servicing Model is available from the SQL Server team to deliver hotfixes for reported problems
For more information about the naming schema for SQL Server updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
822499  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822499/ ) New naming schema for Microsoft SQL Server software update packages
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ ) Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Developer
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition for Small Business
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Workgroup
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Developer
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Workgroup
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