I am getting an error 603 on database recovery in a SQL 6.0 system.

A. This happens only on SQL 6.0 SP3. There is no fix, but the workaround is :-

  1. Stop SQL Server
  2. Rename sqlservr.exe in <sql>\binn to sqlservr.sp3
  3. Copy the sqlservr.exe from your SQL 6.0 CD into <sql>\binn
  4. Re-start SQL Server. It should now recover ok.
  5. Stop SQL Server
  6. Rename <sql>\binn\sqlservr.exe to sqlservr.org for later use
  7. Rename <sql>\binn\sqlservr.sp3 to sqlservr.exe
  8. Re-start SQL Server

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