I am trying to restore 2 month old sql server backup however I am getting error message every time I try to restore this. ERROR MESSAGE: Server: Msg 3241, Level 16, State 37, Line 1 An exception occurred while executing a Transact-SQL statement or batch. (Microsoft.SqlServer.ConnectionInfo) The media family on device 'C:StageDB_Live_Backup_May_2007.BAK' is incorrectly formed. SQL Server cannot process this media family. RESTORE HEADERONLY is terminating abnormally. (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 3241) We do have SQL server 2005 enterprise edition 32 bit with SP1. This backup is 2 month old when our server was without SP1. I have tried building up another server without SP1 and tried to restore this backup, however I still get the same error message. Does that mean this backup is incorrect?? Is there a way I can correct this and restore???