Conversion file not formed correctly
I am attempting to restore a converted mtf file. I have used both EM and T-SQL and the restore fails with the following error.
Server: Msg 3241, Level 16, State 41, Line 1
The media family on device 'E:\database health check\test.mtf' is incorrectly formed. SQL Server cannot process this media family.
Server: Msg 3013, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
RESTORE DATABASE is terminating abnormally.
I am running 2000 SP3a. For the script I used a regular Restore command to a different database name. The regular .BAK from MS restores the database just fine. The converted copy is far smaller and it fails to restore the database after processing about 45% to 50% of the file. I have tried both compressed and non-compressed backups and the result is the same. I have surfed the microsoft/sql site and according to them, the error was corrected in SP1.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.