Many DBAs would have seen the database marked as suspect. If a database is marked suspect it cannot be accessed and hence nothing can be performed in the database. In this article I am going to explain how to overcome this and bring the database back to normalcy. There are three possible Workarounds to bring the database online and to retrieve the data. First try the Workaround 1 and if it fails go to Workaround 2 if that doesn’t yield the desired result try the Workaround 3.