RESTORE detected an error on page (0:0) in database “Database” as read from the backup set.

-> I was restoring a database backup using SSMS.

-> I got below error,

TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio
Restore of database ‘JBS_DB’ failed. (Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.RelationalEngineTasks)
System.Data.SqlClient.SqlError: RESTORE detected an error on page (0:0) in database “JBS_DB” as read from the backup set. (Microsoft.SqlServer.SmoExtended)
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-> Executing a restore verify only command as below,

restore verifyonly from disk ='C:\Temp\JBS_DB_10July2019.bak'

-> Received below message,

Msg 3203, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
Read on “C:\Temp\JBS_DB_10July2019.bak” failed: 13(The data is invalid.)
Msg 3013, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
VERIFY DATABASE is terminating abnormally.

-> It seems like the backup file is corrupted. Performed another backup on the database and tried a restore again and it failed with same error.

-> May be the database itself is corrupted. Executed a DBCC Checkdb on the database where backup was performed. It came out clean. So this is not a corruption issue.

-> Looking closely at the error message. The error is on page 0:0. In reality, there is no page 0:0 in a database.

-> Spoke to the application team handling the database and understood that they are using a Third party tool to encrypt the database. After discussion, I advised them to decrypt the database using the tool.

-> I performed a backup and performed a restore. This time restore worked fine.

Thank You,
Vivek Janakiraman

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