Wednesday, March 3, 2010

How to Resolve “The text, ntext, or image node...” Error

The B-tree metadata structure of a SQL Server database saves the table records in various nodes, which are linked to each other in a hierarchical order. These nodes are primarily of three types – root node, branch node, and leaf node. The root node includes the value of branch nodes, which further contains values of leaf nodes. However, there might be certain situations where the child node does not match with the parent node. This situation mainly occurs when your SQL Server database gets corrupted/damaged. In such cases, you receive an error message while accessing the records saved in the SQL Server table. To access the table records after SQL database damage, restore the data from an updated backup. However, if no backup is available or backup does not fulfill your requirement, then you need to repair the table using a SQL Database Recovery software.

The above scenario is explained using the below error message:

“Table error: Object ID O_ID. The text, ntext, or image node at page P_ID1, slot S_ID1, text ID TEXT_ID does not match its reference from page P_ID2, slot S_ID2.”

The error message appears when there the child node does not match its parent node. This occurs when:

The timestamp of the parent node is different from the timestamp of the child node.
The child node consists of text data, which is greater than the size of parent node.

The above scenarios primarily occur when your SQL Server database gets logically or physically damaged. To overcome the above error message and to access the table records, you need to repair the database. To do so, below are the two ways:

A physically damaged database requires replacement of damaged system component.
A logically corrupted database can be repaired using an inbuilt repair command – DBCC CHECKDB. The statement should be executed with a correct repair clause. In case logical corruption persists after running the above repair command, then you need to search for an effective MS SQL Recovery application that can repair your database. To find a powerful SQL Database Repair tool, search the Internet.

SQL Recovery is one powerful tool that successfully repairs logically corrupted database created in SQL Server 2008, 20005, and 2000. The repaired database is in re-usable state and can be stored at required destination. The SQL Database Repair application supports Windows 7, Vista, 2008, XP, 2003, and 2000.

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