Error comparing live db to backup: no such table: sysindexes

jbiddlejbiddle Posts: 5
Using SQL Server 2005 to compare a db to a full backup I just made (appended to existing backup file).

I was able to pick the set of tables that I wanted to compare just fine.

When I clicked Compare Now, it died on the Comparing databases step with the error 'SQLite error no such table: sysindexes.

The main reason I upgraded to the Pro version was to be able to compare backup files with a live db.


  • That suggests that there's something unusual about your backup file that means our backup file parser can't find sysindexes. I don't suppose you can send us that backup file (to [email protected]) so we can have a look at it? Any further information about it (how many backup sets are in the file, what kind of backup / version of SQL Server are they, how big is your database) might be useful in tracking down the problem.
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    Redgate Software
  • I received an email from support on Sept 15 telling me to download and install Compare/SQL Data This fixed the problem. The call reference number was F0015387.
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